01 March 2021

Singapore Fire

Singapore Fire
By Murray Bailey

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My Review

A 2021 Top Rated Read

When ex-Military Police detective Ash Carter and love interest Su Ling make discreet arrangements for their safe passage from Singapore, Su Ling's close relationship with powerful mobster Andrew Yipp threatens to derail their plans. Meanwhile, Carter occupies himself with investigating counterfeit money, missing people and murder.

Singapore Fire is the sixth and final novel in the excellent Ash Carter series. As with previous books it's action-packed, exciting and written with considerable knowledge of 1950s Singapore — effortlessly transporting the reader back in time. The setting really is a breath of fresh air and it's one of the aspects I most enjoy about the series. 

The plot is wonderfully twisty, with fabulous descriptions and plenty of unexpected developments. Characters, with their intriguing backstories, are fully developed and feel real. There's so much depth and detail to the author's writing that I never cease to be amazed. 

Without a shadow of doubt the crowning moment is the superb revelation in the final chapter — my jaw literally fell to the floor 😲 !!! It's a fantastic read and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.             

Book Source: Review copy from the author
My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Paperback: 370 pages
Publisher: Heritage Books (1st Mar 2021)
ISBN-13: 978-0995510845 

The Blurb

She wants to escape
He wants to save her
But nothing is what it seems

Singapore 1954 and once again, private investigator, Ash Carter is caught between the government and the criminal gangs. It's time for Carter to choose. Escape now or stand and fight?

The Author

Murray Bailey got his first taste of success when he was published in the Times at 18. He also had articles published in his local newspaper. Although he went on to pursue a different career, he continued to write and became the editor of an international magazine and editor of 4 technical books.

His first work of fiction, I Dare You, was published in 2016. He has a series set around ancient Egypt (starting with Map of the Dead) and another set in 1950s Singapore.

Born in Manchester, England, Murray now lives on the South Coast with his wife and family.

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