Double Cross -Review-


Aaron Cross is hunting for the men responsible for May’s terrorist attack on Southampton, and the death of his uncle. He finds himself retracing his uncle’s final movements in Mexico. Dylan Taylor is still running from The Cadre whilst searching for his missing girlfriend. When Aaron’s and Dylan’s paths collide, little do they realise how much they are going to need each other if they are to survive and finally stop The Cadre’s plans for a New World Order.

D.I. Tony White and his protégé D.S. Kyle Davies are also trying to prove who really masterminded the terrorist attack on Southampton. Their chief suspect is MP Eve Partridge, but with the whole country and The Cadre supporting her, their chances of building a case are remote at best. With nobody they can trust but each other, they set out on a dangerous journey to deliver justice.

With a new UK Prime Minister and US President on board, it seems like nothing will stop The Cadre achieving their plans for world domination. But they didn’t account for the four men with nothing to lose, who cannot be bought and will risk everything in the pursuit of freedom.

My Rating: 5/5

My Review:
I was lucky enough to be given this book as an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest here it is!

DOUBLE CROSS is the third book in The Cadre Series with CROSSHAIRS being the first and COMPLICIT following on. As the amazon synopsis says, Double Cross is “Politics, terrorism, conspiracy and suspense” all rolled into one and beautifully ends the trio of the Cadre series in my view.

We are reunited with some of my favourite characters in this book: Aaron Cross, Dylan Taylor, DI Tony White, DS Davies and DCI Mercure. Then of course there are the baddies: The Chairman, The Serpent gets a mention and the unforgettable Victor Stratovsky to name but a few.

I was hooked from the start! It was fast paced so kept me interested and the storyline was full of twists and a few unexpected “OMG” moments –I love OMG moments and if a book doesn’t have them I soon lose interest.

I also think that the author did a great job in linking all three books/story lines together seamlessly so this book could easily be read as a stand alone. Though I would personally recommend reading all three as they are great books in their own right.

The author also has a great way of making “likeable” characters…even the baddies have something about them which leaves the reader wanting more.

The ending for me was superb!! No spoilers but I literally squealed with glee on my commute home as I read the final paragraph…Mr Edger will know exactly what I am talking about…the rest of you will have to read the book to find out why!

This may be the end of the Cadre series but it opens the door for another of my Edger faves…and I also hear a short story is on the cards to be released in August 2015 so I am definitely looking forward to that.

Cannot recommend this book/series enough. Hope you grab yourself a copy and enjoy it as much as I did! Double Cross is currently available for pre order on for £1.99 and will be released June 1st!!

4 Replies to “Double Cross -Review-”

  1. Thanks Sarah. Check out Integration, Redemption and Shadow Line…another great trio by Stephen Edger. I have a fictional crush on Mark Baines ..the main character LOL …ssshhhhhh…

  2. Thank you Joseph! Conspiracy and Spy novels are not my thing either but this (The Cadre series) is not like that…more suspense/thriller with the conspiracy/spy undertones. They are cracking reads. Snatched is good Joseph..enjoy

  3. Fantastic review Noelle!! I have never read books by this author but have to check them out. Conspiracies and spy novels are not exactly my favourite though. I have ‘Snatched’ in my kindle waiting to be read.