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The Theseus Paradox by David Videcette

The Blurb:

July 2005: in the midst of Operation Theseus, the largest police investigation that the UK has ever known, Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan begins to ask difficult questions that lead to the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.

  • Who masterminded London's summer of terror?

  • Why can’t Flannagan make headway in the sprawling investigation?

  • Is Jake’s absent girlfriend really who she claims to be?

While hunting for the answers to the most complex case in British history, one man will uncover the greatest criminal deception of our time.

About David Videcette:

As an investigator, David Videcette has worked on a wealth of famous cases. He's chased numerous dangerous criminals and interviewed thousands of witnesses. With decades of experience working in counter-terror operations and combatting organised crime, David investigated the 7/7 London bombings as a Scotland Yard detective.

Today he uses his policing expertise to painstakingly investigate cold cases in his true crime series: Investigations by Videcette. David is also the author of the Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan thrillers. David lives in London. When he is not writing, he consults on security operations for high-net-worth individuals and is a key media commentator on crime and policing for many broadcasters and newspapers, both nationally and internationally.

You can find out more about him here: Visit his website at: Chat to him on Twitter: @DavidVidecette Via Facebook: For all the latest news and updates, sign up at:

My Review:

The Theseus Paradox by David Videcette is an insightful work of fiction based on a real-life event, that remains fresh in the memory of most of us. But then so it should be, as Mr Videcette was a senior officer with the counter-terrorism squad, investigating the 7/7 bombings in London in 2005. I assume it would be for operational reasons that the truth cannot be fully told, so the creation of DI Jake Flannagan, a somewhat maverick detective, investigates in his own fictional way to unearth facts that led to the bombings which the appendix at the back of the book confirms to be true. This has been the book of the year for me, specifically because when I wasn't reading it I couldn't stop thinking about it, and the resonance the story has in my mind will be with me for a long time to come. I'll certainly be reading more from this author who translates his unique experiences into fiction in a way that totally engages the reader.

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