The latest in the Matt Drake series takes us on another rollercoaster ride with non-stop action from the first chapter. Matt and his team have earned some much needed downtime in London, cataloguing the weapons of the gods, when someone snatches the US President while he is in London to open the new US embassy. The team are in different locations when they get a call from Karin telling them they are under attack, but is the call too late for some? A massive army of mercenaries is hunting the team down as the same time as the President is snatched, making their job even harder, but the team is resourceful, they rally and are soon on the trail of the President. What follows is a rollicking adventure we go from London to Paris, nipping at the heels of the kidnappers, all the time getting closer, but this new adversary is clever and always manages to be a step ahead. Matt and his friends are facing their most dangerous mission yet. Who is the new Blood King? Will they all escape with their lives? I must admit, I have a bit of a crush on Matt Drake, and have followed him faithfully around the world for 19 books now, yet the series is as sharp as ever and I can't wait until number 20. If you want non-stop action and to spend a couple of hours not breathing, David Leadbeater is your guy. The series needs to be read in order, but I can't recommend it highly enough.