Rubicon by Ian Patrick (Sam Batford Book 1)
COMING TO A TV SCREEN NEAR YOU
Rubicon has recently been optioned by the BBC with a view to making a 6 episode series.
‘A taut, exciting and utterly authentic thriller with a compelling narrator’ – Louise Voss
Two cops, both on different sides of the law – both with the same gangland boss in their sights.
Sam Batford is an undercover officer with the Metropolitan Police who will stop at nothing to get his hands on fearsome crime-lord Vincenzo Guardino’s drug supply.
DCI Klara Winter runs a team on the National Crime Agency, she’s also chasing down Guardino, but unlike Sam Batford she’s determined to bring the gangster to justice and get his drugs off the streets.
Set in a time of austerity and police cuts where opportunities for corruption are rife, Rubicon is a tense, dark thriller that is definitely not for the faint hearted.
‘A sharp, slick, gripping and compelling novel’
' A smart, fast paced thriller - Rubicon is a book which you can easily lose an afternoon to. If you’re looking for something that is different which will take you on an exciting ride, I highly recommend this book.'
'A fast-paced thriller which maintains a keen eye on high quality writing.'
'Rubicon is fast-paced and keeps you wanting more. I expect to see a lot more from both the author and the character.'
'It’s not hard to see why Ian Patrick’s pacey crime thriller, Rubicon, has been optioned for television. First of all, it oozes authenticity – hardly surprising given the author’s former incarnation as an undercover Met officer. Patrick is such a skilled writer that the detail is drawn lightly, with Batford’s backstory, complex chains of command and a multi-layered investigation seamlessly woven into the story.'
'This is a beautifully crafted thriller which holds the readers attention from begining to end. Full of suprises and unexpected events this is a book that engages the reader in the struggles of the characters. Nothing is straight forward and nothing is as it seems. The writting is sophisticated and imaginative with a wonderful eye for detail. A great novel which sucks you in and holds you there.'