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A Must Read
- by: Hungry for Books
- for: Dead Centre
- on: Amazon US
- at: June 27, 2015
I grabbed this book on the recommendation of a friend following a conversation we were having on facebook, and
I'm glad that I did. It really provides a new way to look at things for some, and for others, it's just nice to see
others thing the same way. Specifically, when we look at all those people who kill in the name of religion, we
often play into their hand and blame the religion. But I have always felt that the person, not the religion (or
anything else), is to blame. Well, in this story, it explores the idea that some of those people may not even
actually BE religious. Maybe they are just using that as an excuse. I appreciate also that the other gave depth to
the story by making the characters well-rounded and psychologically complex, instead of taking the easy way out.
Would also make a great movie.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Reviewed By Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite
Dead Centre – Not All Suicide Bombers are Religious by Owen Jones is a different take on a hot topic of
conversation. Tony, a terrified soul, walks into an upper class department store in Baghdad and just
seconds later, he detonates the bomb strapped to his body. The Iraqi government first treat it like any
other suicide bomber and the case is passed over to Captain Allwi. Things are not what they seem,
though. A young police officer spots something on the store's surveillance video that changes the game
plan, taking the investigation off on a tangent. Six more apparent suicide bombs go off, which cannot
be explained unless they are treated in the same way as the Baghdad bomb. A new form of terrorism is
taking over the world and it could be unstoppable. Possible breakthroughs get them nowhere and it’s all
looking hopeless until the Chinese government and the SAS are called in.
Dead Centre – Not All Suicide Bombers are Religious by Owen Jones was a great read. A well written
thriller that starts off on top gear and stays there all the way through. The scary thing is this sort
of event could happen – could be happening now for all we know – and the subject is likely to get one
or two backs up. However, subject aside, Mr. Jones has written a superb story, with great characters,
that spans 9 different countries and dozens more cities. Excellent book, I will definitely be looking
out for more from the same author.
5.0 out of 5 stars
July 29, 2014
When I read Owen Jones’ take on the vampire myth, ‘The Disallowed’, one of the things I enjoyed
most about it was how he took such a tried and tested meme and gave it new interest and a freshness
that is so lacking in vamp novels today.
Well, he’s done it again in his latest offering ‘Dead Centre’.
Two ex-Special Ops soldiers decide to set up in business but follow a different tack than many
others of their ilk. Instead of offering Executive Protection services, security consultancy or
basic mercenary skills, these two come up with a completely unique ‘product’ that attracts equally
Jones tells the tale from the point of view of the ex-SAS men rather than the loose coalition of
International Law Enforcement that sets out to curtail the success of their ‘product’ (sorry, NO
SPOILERS here folks) and that in itself is also a refreshing change. Here you could say that the
protagonists of the tale are the antagonists, yet a certain sympathy evolves toward them as we are
allowed to see the reasoning behind the deadly service they provide.
The novel will expose the reader to a moral ambiguity that may be uncomfortable for many, but that
should not put you off; Owen Jones handles the issue with impeccable taste and does not lose sight
of the narrative in the process.
Definitely one to recommend to readers who enjoy the works of Andy McNab, Chris Ryan and Stephen
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead Centre by Owen Jones 24 May 2014
By Francis Smith
Format:Paperback | Verified Purchase
Great read ! Good story with an unique twist on "suicide bombers". Owen Jones has obviously an intimate
familiarity with the locations and venues mentioned in this fast moving story. Would agree with the reviewer who
considers this tale as an ideal "film plot" . Keep it up Mr Jones !
15 May 2014
Format:Kindle | Verified Purchase
This will end up being made into a film ... Well thought out .. Love the locations great easy read
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