Reviews for The Apprentice

Below are the reviews received for The Apprentice.  The newest review is at the top of the page.  New Apprentice

5.0 out of 5 stars ….shadows and half-truths almost at every turn….a splendid read… 2 Aug. 2015
By essgee
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
…I enjoy watching the manner in which a writer weaves the elements of a good novel together… Theo Knell has delivered an excellent smorgasbord with a British Special Forces officer, a bevy of Russian and Czech Cold War intelligence spies, both sides of the internecine religious conflict in Ireland, and a couple of interesting female characters to spice up the emotional and romantic interludes… the best intelligence and counter-intelligence narratives include shadows and half truths on both sides, almost at every turn… second-guessing, and even third-guessing is the order of the day in The Apprentice… a splendid read…

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read 27 July 2015
By Mr. JV Denning
Format:Kindle Edition
An exciting story set against the backdrop of both the Troubles and the Cold War, with enough reality and ample action interspersed with good characterisation and a pretty gripping storyline. Can’t wait for Theo’s next book.

5.0 out of 5 stars A can’t-put-it down nail biter of a thriller
By G. Polley on July 23, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
If you’re looking for a spellbinding thriller, Theo Knell’s new book “The Apprentice” is one you won’t put down once you’ve opened it. When Olympian Alex Keyes is approached by a senior Olympic Games official who tells his he is going to be a Russian spy, his life as an athlete and a Special Forces soldier changes radically. What if his superiors in the UK’s Special Operations get wind of his secret? This is a novel that captured my attention from first page to last. I can’t wait for the sequel to arrive so I can pock up where this nail-biter left me. Highly recommended.

5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Read 17 July 2015
By Nicua Shamira
Format:Kindle Edition
Having read Theo’s previous book, an autobiography ‘A Hell for Heroes’, I was very keen to read more from this engaging author. I was not disappointed in the least and finished the book in a weekend. ‘The Apprentice’ is a story of Alex Keyes – an ex-Olympian whom is forced to become a spy. But there is so much more to the story than this, an engaging depth that draws you in.

Alex is a strong, lethal fighter but who also has a very human side which tends to cause him degrees of pain and concern. This is what I love about Mr. Knell’s writing and his character – the range of understandable and relate-able emotion as well as a story that doesn’t follow the same blueprint as those in similar genres.

The story follows Alex on a secret mission behind the Iron Curtain – a journey that will test all his skills and make him question whom he really is as he is forced to almost change identity to make his way across the harsh land and help him survive several hitmen.

I can’t wait for the next installment in this series and would recommend it to anyone, regardless of their preferred genre, for an engrossing, enjoyable read.

5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enkoyable read 10 July 2015
By JaeA
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Thoroughly enjoyable read, story got gong quickly with lots of added detail, difficult to put down once I got going, looking forward to the next!

5.0 out of 5 stars Slightly different storyline 8 July 2015
By MikeC12
Format:Kindle Edition
Slightly different storyline. Set just after the Moscow Olympics and involving the Irish troubles as well as the latter end of the cold war. The story involves arms smuggling British politicians, the KGB, the SAS and a sexy woman. I enjoyed the plot, not so sure about the ending though. Hopefully he is only unconscious but I have my doubts.
I can highly recommend this book and look forward to the next

 

 

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