''I bought this book of short stories wondering if it would fit in with my commute! Yes, it does exactly that, with a wide choice of short stories. They are very varied and I especially enjoy the crime ones which remind me a little of Elmore Leonard. Five stars.
Have already downloaded the second book''
"I found Paul Purnell's short stories a gripping read! Full of intrigue and tension, I found it difficult to put the book down and felt compelled to read story after story , through to the end.
A great read, with intriguing twists. Highly entertaining"
Intriguing and beguiling – these intricate stories, although short in length, stay long in the mind. The pace creates tension as the narratives unfold with unexpected twists. Intending to pass just a few idle moments on one story,
I soon found myself reading one after another, amused and disturbed in equal measure. Highly recommended
Escape from Kazakhstan lands James Ballantyne in a Russian prison. What seems to be an easy way out turns into a dead end. Only the charm of Ocksana Petrova, his girlfriend, gets him away from a penal colony and back to London.
But he has to pay the price by agreeing to infiltrate an international conspiracy known as `The Tontine.' His boss at the Foreign Office details him to identify the leading members and steal the Matrix which is the secret weapon they mean to use to disrupt Oil Supplies to Europe.