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I was happily surprised yesterday afternoon, late, when a courier turned up on my doorstep bearing gifts for me. A hardback copy of THE FOURTH COURIER by Timothy Jay Smith, from Arcade Publishing. My sincere thanks goes to the PR team at Arcade for making this one happen.

I’m really excited to delve into this one, which is at once both a police procedural and an espionage thriller—my kind of killer-combo, that also includes a couple of sharply-drawn characters. Already the opening, set in Poland, has drawn me in.

“It is 1992 in Warsaw, Poland, and the communist era has just ended. A series of grisly murders suddenly becomes an international case when it’s feared that the victims may have been couriers smuggling nuclear material out of the defunct Soviet Union. The FBI sends an agent to help with the investigation. When he learns that a Russian physicist who designed a portable atomic bomb has disappeared, the race is on to find him—and the bomb—before it ends up in the wrong hands.”

Now, doesn’t that grab you? More on Monday when I hope to post my review. Till then, have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Enjoy Alexandra!!! And I would also be overjoyed if one day I got such a gift!

    • I’m sure I will, Sophie, thanks! And the publisher approached me to ask for the review, which was a delight.

    • Alexanadra says

      Well, for the most part, it’s been an okay read, Norrie. But you’ll get my final thoughts when I’m finished. 😀

  2. Book post surprises are the best Alex. I look forward to your review.

    • Alexandra says

      Lynne, I did my non-review as I ended up abandoning this one. It got bogged down in to many cliches and stereotypes that I got bored.

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