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Dirty Bomb: In the name of God

5 Star Review




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Editorial Book Review:


Dirty Bomb by Colin Knight is a riveting thriller that delves into the terrifying potential of a dirty bomb and the intricate web of conspiracies surrounding it. Set against the backdrop of heightened tensions and global insecurity, the novel explores the ramifications of unchecked extremism and the perilous consequences of a world on the brink of chaos.


The narrative unfolds with a sense of urgency, drawing readers into a world where the threat of a dirty bomb looms large. The author skilfully weaves together multiple storylines, from terrorist attacks across the United States to the clandestine machinations of the Reconquista, a secretive group of Christian extremists hell-bent on reshaping the world order. This multifaceted approach adds depth and complexity to the plot, keeping readers guessing until the very end.


At the heart of the story is Craig Wilson, an unconventional intelligence agent whose unorthodox methods set him apart from his peers. As he races against time to uncover the truth behind the looming threat, Wilson finds himself embroiled in a web of deception and manipulation that challenges his beliefs and forces him to confront his own biases. His journey is fraught with danger and moral ambiguity, forcing him to make difficult choices that could have far-reaching consequences.


One of the novel's greatest strengths lies in its exploration of the human cost of extremism and terrorism. Through vividly drawn characters and pulse-pounding action sequences, the author highlights the devastating impact of violence and fanaticism on individuals and communities alike. From the harrowing experiences of those caught in the crossfire of terrorist attacks to the psychological toll it takes on those tasked with preventing them, Dirty Bomb offers a sobering glimpse into the dark underbelly of modern warfare.


Furthermore, the novel raises thought-provoking questions about the nature of truth, justice, and the power of social media in shaping public perception. In a world where misinformation runs rampant and reality is often subjective, the lines between right and wrong blur, leaving characters and readers alike grappling with moral ambiguity and ethical dilemmas.


While Dirty Bomb is undeniably a gripping read, it is not without its flaws. The pacing, while generally brisk, occasionally falters in the middle section of the novel, as the intricate plot threads are woven together.


In conclusion, Dirty Bomb is a timely and thought-provoking thriller that offers a chilling glimpse into the potential consequences of unchecked extremism and terrorism. With its fast-paced narrative, compelling characters, and timely themes, it is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.



About the Author

Colin Knight



Colin Knight was born in Manchester, England to working class parents – his father painted houses and drove delivery trucks; his mother worked in a retirement home. He and his four siblings shared a small three-bedroom house on an unremarkable city owned housing estate ten miles from the city center. From seven to sixteen years old, he held newspaper and milk delivery jobs, which he did, before school.

Educated to state standards, at an experimental public high school for boys, Colin graduated at sixteen with minimum credentials. At eighteen, he joined an American international company as a general office helper. By twenty-three Colin had developed an aptitude for product management and marketing. His career with the American company provided work assignments in Italy and Switzerland, as well as travel to many European countries.


In 1987, Colin immigrated to Canada to work for a distributor of the American company. In 1991, he took a chance and quit work to attend university. By 1997, Colin had obtained a BA Honors Degree in Political Science, and a MA Degree in International Relations.


In 1999, after a brief return to the private sector, Colin joined the Canadian Federal Government. During his fifteen-year government career, Colin worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Canadian International Development Agency, the Public Safety Department, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and most recently, he was a Senior Policy Analyst in the Federal Privy Council Office. Government work and assignments took Colin to Europe, Asia, Latin America and the US. Colin retired from the government in 2014 to focus on family, writing and life.


Colin lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife, Barb, and their three children, Tessa, Duncan and James. In between housework, groceries, shuttling children and general family support, Colin is working on his next novel. Squash, soccer, learning to play the guitar, and quality beer relieve stress and writers block.

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