THE THESEUS PARADOX : What if London's 7/7 bombings were the greatest criminal deception of our time?

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I can't tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story...

How much is real and how much is fiction, only YOU can decide.

7 July 2005: in the midst of Operation Theseus, the largest terrorist investigation that the UK has ever known, Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan begins to ask difficult questions that lead to the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend and his sudden suspension from the Metropolitan Police. Who masterminded London's summer of terror? Why can't Flannagan make headway in the sprawling investigation? Are the bombings the perfect ploy to mask a different plot entirely? Is Jake's absent girlfriend really who she claims to be?

While hunting for the answers to the most complex terrorist case in British history, one man will uncover the greatest criminal deception of our time.

Terror, extremism and fear of the unknown...sometimes the answer is much closer to home. 'A chillingly credible tale based on real circumstances.' 'A five-star, explosive finale.' 'Leaves the reader hungry to research this version of events!' 'A believable conspiracy theory with an incredible ring of truth.' 'This fictional thriller holds a lot of water. Do not miss!' 'A powerhouse of a fact-fiction mash-up.' 'A stunning 'big reveal' at the end.' 'Brilliant stuff that smacks you in the face!'

The author: David Videcette is a former Scotland Yard investigator who has worked on a wealth of infamous cases, including the 7 July 2005 London bombings. He has twenty years of police and investigative experience as a British detective, specialising in counter-terror operations and organised crime. He currently consults on security operations for high-net-worth individuals and is an expert media commentator on crime, terrorism, extremism and the London 7/7 and 21/7 attacks.

'I can't tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story...'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 24.89mm | 553.38g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Second Edition, February 2017 ed.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 099342631X
  • 9780993426315
  • 307,182

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'An absolute corker of a book! Real, tense, scary as hell!'

- Best Crime Books & More

'Grabbed me by the throat and refused to let go.'


'Fans of 'I Am Pilgrim' will love this!'

- Tracy Fenton, founder of THE Book Club on Facebook

'Talk about an adrenaline rush!'

- Crime Book Junkie

As investigated by The Sunday Telegraph and Inside Crime magazine.

"Astoundingly accomplished and pacey. Real-life police experience and know-how shine through on every page without it ever slowing the pace of the drama. The scenario Videcette paints is a vivid and realistic one. Possibly too realistic!" -- Editor at Hodder & Stoughton "A very exciting proposition indeed. The concept behind this book will make headlines." -- Editor at Hachette "Subtle conspiracy, professionally written, credible and above all - intriguing. The desire to find out the truth will drive interest alone. Incredibly strong stuff." -- Editor at Harper Collins "I adored the lead character, DI Jake Flannagan. He is one of a kind. I would class this novel in the same arena as the blockbusting best seller 'Bravo Two Zero' by Andy McNab - but for the fact that 'The Theseus Paradox' is far better written!" -- Editor at Penguin "We're into the action immediately and there's a great sense of authenticity and control in David's storytelling. The plot revelations in this book are all too possible. The whole tale is just far too chillingly credible!" -- Agent at one of the UK's big five literary agencies "Finished this at 6.00am this morning having thoroughly enjoyed it! Eloquent and adeptly argued, with an utterly thrilling conclusion. It leaves the reader hungry to research whether they believe this version of events!" -- Former Mail-on-Sunday journalist "An explosive finale with dialogue that has that rare ring of authenticity to it. Brilliant stuff that smacks you in the face!" -- Editor at one of the world's top three news agencies "FIVE STARS. Loved this book! Truly not expecting what was uncovered. Videcette has done justice to a very sensitive subject. The Theseus Paradox is a wonderfully written story, with horrifying real life events at its core. A uniquely special read. Books like this don't come around very often!" -- Bibliophile book club.
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