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Chrissi has reviewed The Sator Square by Geoff Cook. A terrorist is on the loose in the UK - his target - a member of the Royal Family. In France, a killer stalks the ranks of the paparazzi as he prepares to commit a series of ritual murders. When compromising pictures of the Prince are published in a French tabloid, Chas Broadhurst, the Palace's head of security is drawn into the dangerous world of blackmail, fundamentalist fervour, brutal revenge and a sinister international conspiracy to realise a heinous act with catastrophic consequences. Across the Channel, René Marchal, a widowed detective on the verge of retirement, is trying to investigate a series of suspicious deaths, but being thwarted at every turn. Tying the two men together on a dangerous collision course with the Establishments in both the UK and France is the enigmatic Sator Square - an ancient code with a deadly resonance... more»»
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Average Review Rating Average Rating [9/10] (1 Review)
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by Allan Massie

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Paul Lappen 31st August 2017 [9/10]
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