February 28, 2021

Power Play – Tony Kent

With huge thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Blog Tours and also the publisher, Elliot & Thompson, for having me on this tour and also for providing me with a paperback copy of the novel for review.

Here we go!


When a plane explodes over the Atlantic Ocean, killing hundreds of passengers, including controversial US presidential candidate Dale Victor, it appears to be a clear-cut case of terrorism. The suspect has even confessed to the bombing. But as criminal barrister Michael Devlin is about to discover, everything is not as it seems.

Also suspecting there are other forces at work, intelligence agent Joe Dempsey is driven to investigate. Who would have wanted Victor out of the way – and would commit mass murder to do it? As the evidence begins to mount, everything seems to point to the US government itself, all the way to the top. And now someone is determined to stop Dempsey and Devlin from discovering the truth. At any cost.

With countless more lives on the line, Dempsey must find a way to prove who’s pulling the strings, and free the White House from the deadly grip that has taken hold of power.

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This is one CHUNKY book – at just over 500 pages it’s a proper big read!

Similar to John Grisham novels Power Play barrels along at a fair old pace. Following a plane crash which kills US presidential candidate Dale Victor a whole series of threads begin unravelling for current President John Knowles and his team.

While this book definitely reminded me of Grisham novels there’s also a House of Cards similarity – there’s no Frank Underwood character (could anyone ever replicate him?!) but the wheeling and dealing behind the scenes in the White House is a distinct similarity to the TV show. Also like House of Cards, this story is gripping – even with various threads going on it’s not a difficult story to follow, it’s been very cleverly written.

Power Play is the 3rd book in a series and there are references back to the previous books. Characters Joe Dempsey and Michael Devlin have worked together previously and there’s obviously some sort of history there – I’ll need to add the previous books to my ever growing tower of books to read to find out where they came from!

Tony Kent is a barrister in his day job and it’s so clear in his writing. His knowledge of the legal system and how cases operate in court is fascinating to read and really adds another dimension to the story.

Part legal thriller, part political thriller and part spy thriller I loved Power Play. I really hope this is the one that makes Tony Kent a household name!

Power Play was published 2 days ago – for your copy visit amazon here: https://amzn.to/2xXrrFu

About Tony Kent

Tony Kent is a 40-year-old criminal barrister who draws on his legal experience to inspire and bring unusual accuracy to his thrillers. Long ranked as a ‘leader in his field’, Tony has prosecuted and defended the full range of criminal trials. He now specialises in the defence of serious crimes such as murder, kidnap, armed robbery, extortion and high-value fraud. A regular at London’s Old Bailey, Tony’s case history includes many high-profile, nationally reported trials. Before his legal career Tony represented England as a heavyweight boxer and won a host of national amateur titles.

I received a paperback copy of Power Play direct from the publisher. This review forms my honest and unbiased opinion.

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