“So many emotions ... made me hold my breath with my heart going crazy in quite a few places”
“I have to applaud Jane Harvey Berrick for always coming up with new fresh ideas when it comes to her books. She never shies away from tough topics that are considered controversial and critical of society.”
“She has a knack for this genre and knows how to portray the horrific tragedy and cruelty of war whilst showing us glimpses of love and hope and encouraging us to not lose our faith and trust in humanity.”
“Tick Tock is a book that will stay with you for a very long time and make you reflect”
“prepare yourselves and have alcohol/meds on standby”
Grace, After Dark
“fast paced and intriguing story that won't leave you unaffected”
“Wow that was powerful!”
“My blood pressure was elevated, I was sweating, sitting on the edge of my seat, praying and hoping for these characters to find their way”
“The writing was brilliant, the storyline current and prevalent to our world today”
“It’s extremely believable, sheds light on the dangers a bomb disposal expert faces day in, day out and the attitude he has towards a profession he’s dedicated his life to and loves. Also, I take my hat off to the author for tackling an issue such as is religion with so much delicacy and consideration for her readers' feelings. Add love and war to the mix and it’s an angst-ridden novel”
“The aspect of suspense in the environment of military and spooks is brilliantly created. It's thrilling, seems realistic and gets your heart rate going”
“This is such a compelling story. You can tell how much thought and research has gone into this book, the author has done an outstanding job”
"If you love military romance, if you love suspense, then TICK TOCK will be for you"
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"A story of courage and compassion in the darkest places”
Forget SEALS, Marines, Fighter Pilots - I have the most dangerous job in the world. And I love it.
James Spears is part of an elite group who lives and breathes danger. Where others run from it, he walks towards it, calm, focussed ice-cold. James is a top EOD operative.
You’d call him a bomb disposal expert. Or crazy. A guy with a death wish. He’s heard it all before and he doesn’t give a shit. He’s the best.
They say he doesn’t have blood in his veins, he has ice. They say he has no nerves.
All that’s about to be tested.
Amira is recruited by the CIA to infiltrate a terrorist cell living in rural Pennsylvania. She’s the perfect plant, no one would ever suspect her. Because her brother was killed when a bomb was dropped on the Syrian hospital where he was working as a doctor. And now hate burns deeply inside her. She’s perfect.
That’s what they tell James when he’s told to train her to be the best damn bomb-maker there is. In a secret camp, deep in the woods, James teaches her everything he knows about building bombs. He’s not a praying man, but now he’s really hoping that he’s doing the right thing.
Codename: Hansel and Gretel
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A Note About This Book
This hasn’t been an easy book to write for lots of different reasons—it’s important to me, so getting the research right has been tricky.
But I have close friends from the EOD community, and close friends from the Muslim community, who have helped and guided me through.
They have guided and advised, but ultimately it’s my book, so any mistakes are mine and mine alone.
The aim is to be respectful to both communities, and to tell a story of love and compassion in a very dark place.
There may be ‘triggers’ for some people in the story, so please be advised.
In the end, it’s a love story, not a hate story, and I hope that’s the part that remains with you.