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Miss Smith Commits the Perfect Crime? (Sam Smith Adventure Series, Book 1) by Guy Rolands

Miss Smith Commits the Perfect Crime

ABOUT THE BOOK

Recovering from a brutal attack where she was savagely raped, university student Sam Smith attempts to rebuild her life and overcome the ongoing effects of her ordeal. Her ultimate goal is to bring her assailant to justice, but before she can do so her life and loves take a series of intriguing turns as she continues her sometimes unconventional education.

Eventually, she is able to identify her attacker and decides to exact retribution in her own particular style, but during her preparations, Sam becomes aware that her every move is being tracked by a mysterious organisation. To avoid detection by the police and also her hidden watchers, Sam Smith attempts to commit the perfect crime. However, in the aftermath of her vigilante action events change rapidly to bring about a most unexpected outcome.

Miss Smith Commits the Perfect Crime? is the first book in the Sam Smith Adventure Series and can be read as a standalone.

MY REVIEW

Sam Smith is a cunning woman with revenge on her mind. After surviving a brutal rape while in college, she is learning to overcome it by getting on with her life. However, she hasn’t forgotten her attacker and things fall into place to formulate a plan to get even.

While finishing her college degree, she learns Jujitsu and Krav Maga, drives a getaway car for an undercover agent, and saves an underage Russian girl from human trafficking. She’s a natural when it comes to surveillance and protecting others, but someone is stalking her which leads to a new life she never dreamed of.

Sam is a strong and intelligent protagonist who kicks ass and I look forward to finding out what other missions are in store for her.  Though there are love interests in this book, it’s always refreshing to see a young beautiful woman who isn’t all about dumping her dreams for a man. 

Overall, this is an intriguing and fast-paced crime thriller with memorable characters and a fascinating journey with several twists and turns.  Certainly a promising series to look forward to.

Thank you to Mr. Rolands for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Guy RolandsGuy Caplin worked in television broadcasting for over 40 years and is one of the few people to have achieved success in both the technical and artistic branches of the medium.  He has worked with many celebrities including, the Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Hope and Maria Callas.

He moved to ITV’s Yorkshire Television in 1969 as a Producer and Director of Sport, Outside Broadcasts and special events.  Among the many programmes he devised was the quiz programme “Winner Takes All” fronted by Jimmy Tarbuck and Geoffrey Wheeler, which under his tenure was regularly amongst the Top Ten TV programmes and twice reached the coveted Number One Spot.

When the final series of the hit American programme Dallas ran into technical problems in Hollywood in 1989, Guy left YTV and joined a UK broadcast engineering company to try to come up with a solution.  The solution proposed resulted in the creation of the DEFT process, which although too late to be used on Dallas, was used initially on the Simpsons and subsequently on Friends, Frasier, Superman and many others America series.  DEFT was awarded an Emmy for outstanding technical achievement.

Back in the UK Guy owned and ran a company creating video productions for both broadcast and industry, was a freelance trainer at the BBC and a visiting tutor at the National School of Film and Television

For the past thirteen years, Guy has also been a regular lecturer for P&O cruises and Cunard and has effectively travelled twice around the world.

Now, having closed his video company, he spends his time writing under the name of Guy Rolands and has now completed four novels in the Sam Smith Adventure series. Having worked all over the world and encountered hundreds of remarkable characters, his experiences provide colour and intrigue to his work.

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