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Freefall (Pendulum Trilogy – 2) by Adam Hamdy

Eight months after confronting Pendulum, John Wallace is losing himself in a dangerous warzone in a misguided attempt at penance for what he has done. But an assassination attempt makes Wallace realise that he has once again been targeted for death. This time, Wallace is prepared and, tracking down his would-be assassin, he discovers a link to his nemesis, Pendulum.

The link is the missing piece of a puzzle that has tormented FBI Agent Christine Ash ever since they confronted Pendulum, but with no Bureau support she has been unable to progress her case. Wallace’s proof breaks it, but also exposes them both to terrible danger.

Confronted by a powerful, hidden enemy, Ash and Wallace must overcome impossible odds if they are to avert a dangerous challenge to the networked world that threatens to destroy our way of life.

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Praise for Freefall

“Wallace returns to England and then sneaks into the U.S. to reconnect with the team that helped him take down Pendulum. FBI agent Christine Ash and London copper Patrick Bailey have become targets themselves, and it’s rescue upon rescue upon rescue until they can square off against their new foe…[A fast-paced, high-octane thriller.”


“Corruption, subterfuge, and murder are all present in Freefall. But it’s the little intricacies like levels of trust…and lies that weave this book into the expertly crafted web the reader has to pick through…The tension is ramped up completely! I loved Freefall.”

—Bibliophile Book Club

“I raced through Freefall at top speed. My heart was thumping. Thrill overload…Be in no doubt, this is a full-on action packed, high-octane adventure…it’s a fabulous thriller with a very contemporary spin.”

—Northern Crime


Author’s Bio

British author and screenwriter Adam Hamdy works with studios and production companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

He is the author of the Pendulum trilogy, an epic series of conspiracy thriller novels.  James Patterson described Pendulum as ‘one of the best thrillers of the year’, and the novel was nominated for the Glass Bell Award for contemporary fiction, and chosen as book of the month by Goldsboro Books and WH Smith Travel.  Pendulum was also selected for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club.  Adam is currently adapting Pendulum into an eight-part series for Hardy, Son & Baker and NBC Universal.

Freefall, the second book in the Pendulum series, will be published by Headline in November 2017.  Freefall has been described as a ‘thrill overload’ with one critic saying, ‘It’s a fabulous thriller, with a very contemporary spin.  Excitement guaranteed.’

Prior to embarking on his writing career, Adam was a strategy consultant and advised global businesses in the medical systems, robotics, technology and financial services sectors, experience that has given him a useful insight into many industries.

Adam has a law degree from Oxford University and a philosophy degree from the University of London.  He is a seasoned rock climber, skier and CPSA marksman.

Adam is a member of the ITW, Crime Writers’ Association, and Society of Authors.  He is the membership coordinator for the ITW Debut Authors Program.

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My Review

5 stars

After tangling with Pendulum, Wallace, Ash, and Bailey are broken. Each has his own issues and is trying to get back to normal life. But each person is going to learn that you can’t hide from the past, especially when there are people out to make sure the three are killed. There is so much more to Pendulum than the three knew and it’s up to them to stop the group before the consequences get too big.

I admit that I have not read Pendulum and I think that would have helped my understanding in what is going on. But having said that I had no problem catching up and being thrown right into the middle of the action.

This is a great story that kept me turning the pages. It sucked me right in and every time I thought I might know where it was going it knocked me off balance. I really loved how all three main characters we broken and had their own problems yet they just kept fighting.

This is a captivating story and one that I recommend for any thriller lover. I do recommend reading the series in order. I will definitely be going back to catch up on what I missed.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Quercus for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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