Book Review: The Bomb Maker’s Daughter by Thomas Ryan

Title: The Bomb Maker’s Daughter Series: Jeff Bradley
Author: Thomas Ryan
Genre: Suspense
Publisher: Far and Wide Publishing Release Date: July 7, 2018
Format: Kindle
Pages: 399
Source: NetGalley
Rating: ★★★★☆

Saddam Hussein’s missing weapons of mass destruction have been found.

They are in the hands of an international terrorist group.

But which group and where have they stored the gases and toxic waste? And what are their plans for the deadly cargo? An eleven-year-old Filipino girl, Arina Marcos knows the secret. She narrowly escapes assassins sent to kill her and family. And now she is on the run. Hit squads sent to track her down chase her across Asia.

Ex Special-Forces soldier Jeff Bradley and CIA agent Kennedy Patton must protect Arina as she leads them in search of Saddam’s weapons. The trail leads to underground laboratories and a mass grave in the Philippines. Tensions heighten when the US Air craft Carrier Independence II is brought into the conflict.

Then Bradley discovers the deadly truth and the race is on. He and Kennedy Patton must find the terrorists and the ship carrying the lethal cargo. If they fail the cities of Europe will burn and thousands will die.


I love a good thriller and let me tell you, The Bomb Maker’s Daughter by Thomas Ryan was an excellent one.

A pre-teen girl is being sought by men who want to use her for nefarious purposes. A man she doesn’t know becomes dedicated to saving her and her family. Add a possibly budding romance with a CIA agent and you have a damn good book.

The constant danger, wondering who is behind it all, and why they want Arina – an eleven-year-old girl – makes this an edge-of-your-seat thriller. You won’t want to put it down. I know I didn’t.

This book is well written and has interesting and likeable characters, excluding the villains of course. I might just worry about you, dear reader, if you happen to like the villains. Just saying. The action scenes keep you on your toes and it’s very hard to put down. You just have to know what happens next.

I gave this one 4 out of 5 stars. I definitely recommend this book for action and thriller fans, or anyone looking to check these genres out.

I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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