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review 2018-06-23 05:09
The Policewoman by Justin W.M. Roberts
The Policewoman - Justin W. M. Roberts

The Policewoman by Justin W.M. Roberts is an interesting book. I gave it four stars. Sara Dharmawan is an ambitious and attractive, police Inspector in an antiterrorist unit. Her father is Indonesian and her mother is half English and Spanish. She has an older brother, Tony, in the Indonesian Air Force and a little sister, Cindy, in secondary school.


English is basically Sarah's first language. However, she speaks Indonesian, Spanish, French, Dutch and German. Foreign language proficiency is a career booster in government service. When asked what she usually uses those languages for she replies: "Oh, I usually pray in Spanish, speak French to my boyfriend, curse in Dutch, and talk German to her German Shepherd." She can also speak fluent Arabic but doesn't share that talent, yet.


She's meeting with her Interpol commander, Christopher Broussard. "'That explains your accent then,' says Broussard, smiling.


People from West Country usually don't pronounce the letter 'h,' which is known as aitch-dropping. Broussard usually associates the West Country accent with farmers...or pirates. But he has to admit that it sounds nice coming from the stunningly beautiful Indonesian policewoman in front of him, even if it's ever so slightly unnatural."


Sarah is in a briefing with her new associates to earn about the Irish Drug Cartel. "Niall is their chief executioner. In the Cartel, he's in charge of the torture and murder of police, politicians, and civilians who get in their way"...


I received a complimentary copy from the author. That did not change my opinion for this review.


Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Policewoman-Justin-W-M-Roberts-ebook/dp/B01MXHON0A

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review 2017-06-20 16:27
"The Policewoman", by Justin W.M. Roberts
The Policewoman - Justin W. M. Roberts
Set in not so far distance Mr. Roberts’ novel paints a world with dramatic, over the top action that will impact our imagination long after we finished the last page. In “The Policewoman” we are in a world controlled by drug cartel and it takes the most dedicated officers to face them and put an end to their operation.

Sarah, the protagonist, is a special operative and a heroine in this most brutal tale. She is working in an antiterrorist task force that doesn’t take any prisoners. She has been reassigned to aid in taking down the most notorious drug groups: the Irish cartel….As we follow Sarah we are sent on a tailspin race …..

This story must have taken a huge amount of research to make this engaging story. Filled with details the author spares no words. He is meticulously thorough with the characters’ dialects and local flavour. Apparent in the narrative is the author’s tactical knowledge and his Special Forces background which pepper the pages and makes the entire story quite believable (maybe a bit too much acronyms and info –dumping). The plot line is excellent with terrifying twists to send shivers up our spine from time to time. This is a fantastic fast pace story with well-developed characters. What makes this thriller even more riveting is how the author keeps Sarah running into danger. We do have romance, death and heartbreaking moments but the action is the driving force that makes this book engaging.

“The Policewoman” is a page-turner that has kept me on the edge from the opening page. Mr. Roberts’ debut novel is definitely a winner.

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.


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text 2017-03-01 15:35
My February 2017
The Policewoman - Justin W. M. Roberts
Pride and Prejudice - Manga - Morpheus Studios,Po Tse,Jane Austen
Thief of Lies - Brenda Drake
Graffiti (and Other Poems) - Savannah Brown,ed stockham
Harables: Short Stories 2 (Volume 2) - Haidji
Harry Potter: Die Märchen von Beedle dem Barden / Wilharm: Ein Klassiker aus der Zaubererwelt von Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
Guardian of Secrets - Brenda Drake
Gone Wild - Jodi Lundgren
Der Schneeleopard - Tess Gerritsen,Andreas Jäger
The Policewoman - 4.5 stars
Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice - 5 stars
Thief of Lies - 4.5 stars
Graffiti (and Other Poems) - 4.5 stars
Harables: Short Stories 2 - 4 stars
Die Märchen von Beedle dem Barden - 5 stars
Guardian of Secrets - 3 stars
Gone Wild - 2 stars
Der Schneeleopard - 5 stars


Favorite book(s) of the month: The Policewoman, Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice, Graffiti (and Other Poems), Der Schneeleopard


Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Everything Reminds You of Something Else, Entsetzen


I just need to stare at the amount of books I read this month. Granted, one of them I read all through january and finished on the first of february. Some of them are very short books or poetry. But damn, I finished 9 books this month. Even though there was a lot going on and a lot of running around from one appointment to the next.

Qualitiy wise, I only didn't really enjoy two of the books I read, the rest of them were really freaking great.

I'm trying to keep my hopes up, cause I don't think I will keep up with the reading pace I had in february. But man, if would be great if march were amazing like that.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-02-01 16:56
The Policewoman!!!
The Policewoman - Justin W. M. Roberts

The author kindly provided me with a copy of this book.


Summary: In the year 2026, narcoterrorism wreaks havoc on the world as drug cartels operate as dominating, murderous dictatorships. The powerful Irish Drug Cartel has set up drug manufacturing plants in England, Ireland, and Indonesia and they will kill anyone who gets in their way. Sarah is an ambitious policewoman from an antiterrorist unit called Densus-88. She's also smart, beautiful, and extremely good at her job, which is why she is assigned to an Interpol Incident Response Team, set up to find and stop The Cartel. Alongside colleagues from the United Kingdom's SAS, she must quickly learn new Close Quarters Battle tactics and apply them to a vengeful and threatening battlefield. Sarah's investigation appears to be going well until the fight turns personal. She must now struggle to save her friends, family, and even herself. Spanning the globe with a keen knowledge of special forces tactics and some genuinely shocking twists, this book warns of a bloody, drug-addled future we may soon face.




Let's be real for a second here, I'm a person that judges a book by it's cover. This book taught me a lesson, when it comes to that. Neither the cover, nor the first few pages of the book, didn't do anything for me. And I didn't really made it my priority. But than I felt guilty, cause I received it from the author and I wanted to give it an actual chance, so I reread the first few pages and man, that was a game changer.


There are TWO things I can't forgive the author. If you read the book, you propably know what I am talking about. if you haven't, don't think about it too much and don't let that keep you from reading the book. Also just ignore the cover and roll with it.


The book is a bit hard to get into. There is lots of explanations and that can be a bit overwhelming at first. But tough it out. It gets so much better. The story is super interesting and there is lots of action, without being over the top, I think it's been written really realistic. And the twists. THE TWISTS AND TURNS. Hold on to your seats, kiddos.


The characters are amazing and so freaking good at what they do. I love that the author put the characters in situations where they really had to show the skills they have. Not just mention every chapter, that they are the best at what they do but never actually showing it. I, especially, loved Sarah and Michael. They were so amazing and so fun to read about. So yes, there was romance in the book, but I never felt like it took away from the big case they had to work on. There was a great balance there.


Overall, this is an amazing book, an interesting story that is well thought out and that works very well. Great characters, very international and very intestesting. I learned quite a bit about other cultures and there are a lot of different languages involved). Crazy bad guys (warning, if you have problems with the insides of peoples bodies, one of the bad guys takes the whole 'it's all about what's on the inside' a bit too far.)

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text 2017-01-29 13:31
Reading progress update: I've read 83%.
The Policewoman - Justin W. M. Roberts

I'm an emotional mess at the moment.

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