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Publisher's Summary

The new novel by the author of the best-selling The World Walker series.
'My name is Daniel Harbin, and I'm a child of The Deterrent.'
What if a superhuman turned out not to be so super...or even human? Britain's superhero, The Deterrent, was unveiled to the world in 1979 and disappeared two years later. The truth about his origins has never been revealed. The rumours about his children - those that survived - and their mysterious abilities have never been confirmed. Until now.
Armed with a diary that reveals everything about The Deterrent's early years, Daniel Harbin - discovering powers of his own - finds himself dragged into the same secretive government department his famous father worked for. Can a halfhero be a better superhero than his father, or is Daniel making a terrible mistake? When the wrong people know what you're capable of, no matter how powerful you are, you're still in danger....
©2017 Ian Sainsbury (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"I've read it now, Children of the Deterrent that is and um...it's good. It's really good. Oh my days it's good.... From the opening page, I was seriously gripped. In fact, for the first time in years, I put my own work aside and pushed my deadlines back a bit to make time to read it. I even did that reader thing of going to bed early, just so I could get stuck back into it." (R R Haywood)
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4 out of 5 stars
By ♡Louise♡ on 02-17-18

Really enjoyed

While it took me a few chapters to get into the book, and understand the rhythm of how it was written - once I did I couldn't stop listening:)
I liked the character (Chris, I think) who was reading us her diary of the events. She was a down to earth, funny character.
Definitely would recommend this book!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Danny on 06-06-18

Looking foward book 2

I became a fan of Sainsbury after reading the World Walker series. I enjoy his style of writing and am looking foward to book 2 in Children of the Deterrent. The narrators were excellent.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Miss Penelope Wright on 06-08-18

Sadly predictable

To be fair, had this not been on offer I wouldn't have bought it. On the whole it is well written and I found the narration good. The basic idea of the story is different but sadly the characters are not. The baddies are governmental and bad, with all the wrong motives and ideals. The goodies are good and any bad they do is purely the result of the baddies misleading them and/or doing nasty things to them. Incidental characters are cardboard and disposable in an environmentally friendly way. It could lead to an interesting series but does not inspire me to find out by buying any sequel.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Fishamatician on 06-08-18

Great story but..

I liked the story and the narration was find but there are loads of obvious typos in it, like "I put the bit in the drills chunk" where it's obvious they meant chuck. I can't remember all of the but there must have been 10+ words that were close but not the correct word in that context.

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