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The Tick Tock Man

By: Terence Strong
Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
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Summary

Tom Harrison is the Tick Tock Man. He has the most dangerous job in Britain: defusing terrorist bombs. A job that demands nerves of steel and courage to match. But his skill is being tested to the limit by a new IRA bombing campaign.

It's different from the others, each device more deadly and cunning than the last, each more difficult for him to neutralise. It's almost as if someone is testing him, trying to find his limits - a long-dead adversary reaching out to him from beyond the grave.

Time and luck are running out. From Belfast to London, Harrison is pitched into a very personal battle - a battle where just one mistake will be his last.

©1994 Terence Strong (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd

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I have read this book a few times but this audio version just brought the characters a live. Expertly researched and gripping from start to finish, I highly recommend this audio book from this brilliant author.

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what a fantastic story edge of the seat snd believable characters with a great ending

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Boom Boom!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book which gives an insight into a little known side of the Northern Ireland troubles. Simon Mattocks is very easy listening.
One word of warning the text does contain Christian expletives

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amazing story about bomb disposal in Ireland.

amazing, edge of the seat, gripping and not enough books about this topic, and the bravory of these men and form both the point if view if the ATO, other EODs and the bombers and their family.