Quick Review: The Legacy Device by Rachel Amphlett (@RachelAmphlett)

TLDThe Official Book Blurb

The British Army left Iraq in 2009 after a six-year campaign alongside coalition forces. What they left behind has remained a closely guarded secret – until now.

Royal Engineer EOD operator Dan Taylor is on his last tour of duty when he is caught up in a conspiracy that will have consequences reaching far beyond the country’s war-torn borders.

With no choice but to follow orders, Dan realises that the legacy he and his commanding officer leave behind will have an unimaginable impact on the future of Iraq, and that of the British secret service.

But first, he has to survive the mission.

Short, sweet and action packed, The Legacy Device is the precursor to White Gold, the first book in the Dan Taylor action thriller series by Rachel Amphlett.

The events in this book takes place immediately before the explosive opening to White Gold and sets up the basic theme which runs through the series. Featuring Dan Taylor, Mitch Frazer and David Ludlow, they find themselves in a perilous situation, under fire from local insurgents while trying to penetrate a local power facility. While this will take no more than an hour to read, it is no less action packed than the feature length books. High stakes gun battles and an element of espionage dominate almost every page. The camaraderie between Taylor and Mitch is as strong as ever and the book also goes some way to explaining the theme for the future books.

The tension is palpable and, even if only for a brief moment, it will have you on the edge of your seat. And the knot in my stomach when they get their orders at the end of the story… I know what is going to happen; I’ve already read its conclusion in White Gold, but it didn’t stop me from holding my breath in anticipation.

A quick reading, action packed 4 stars. If, as I do, you love the Dan Taylor series, it’s worth reading if only to add context to the later books.


You can purchase The Legacy Device from the following links.

Amazon UK



You can find details of all of Rachel Amphlett’s other books on her website www.rachelamphlett.com

You can also follow Rachel on twitter: @RachelAmphlett

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