There is plenty of suspense in this well-written and ambitious first novel
Doward's prose is smooth and pacy, and he conjures up a vivid and convincing world of spooks, gangsters, whitsleblowers and assassins. It all makes for a slick, brainy and very timely spy thriller, played out with cinematic verve on a fast moving international stage. An extremely entertaining debut
Toxic is a Kent noir novel that bursts with exuberance, building up to a rip-roaring finale... It's all wonderfully tangled and enjoyably villainous; Doward clearly revels in the drama...of the situation he's created. This is a writer who loves his genre...