The Pretenders Gold by Scott Mariani

The Pretender’s Gold is the twenty-first action-packed thriller featuring Ben Hope. I have loved this series right from the start, and this one does not disappoint.

Boonzie McCulloch, Ben’s old friend and mentor, has gone to Kinlochardaich in northern Scotland to rescue his nephew from a bit of bother. When his wife has not heard from him for a few days, she calls Ben Hope. Not knowing much about what he is getting into, he sets off in search of Boonzie.

What follows is a character-driven, fast-paced action thriller (with a historical element) that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Ben Hope is definitely the one you want on your side in a crisis.

 I really enjoyed that The Pretender’s Gold was set mainly in my home country of Scotland; Scott Mariani really brings the beauty and remoteness of the highlands to life. Not long to wait now until the next Ben Hope adventure, The Demon Club, is published in November.