The Theseus Paradox by David Videcette @DavidVidecette


Author : David Videcette
Title : The Theseus Paradox
Series : DI Jake Flannagan #1
Pages : 438
Publisher : Videcette Limited
Publication date : November 19, 2015


July 2005: in the midst of Operation Theseus, the largest police investigation that the UK has ever known, Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan begins to ask difficult questions that lead to the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend and his sudden suspension from the Metropolitan Police.

Who masterminded London’s summer of terror?
Why can’t Flannagan make headway in the sprawling investigation?
Is Jake’s absent girlfriend really who she claims to be?

While hunting for the answers to the most complex case in British history, one man will uncover the greatest criminal deception of our time.

Terror, extremism and fear of the unknown … Sometimes the answer is much closer to home.


“I can’t tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story.”

And what an absolutely mind-blowing story it is too! I knew I was in for a fantastic read after just a few pages and this book is going straight onto my list of books of the year! Days after finishing it, I’m still reeling and trying to come up with words that will convince you to pick this up straight away!

Inspired by actual events of the terrorist attacks on July 7th, 2005 in London, The Theseus Paradox takes you on a wild ride with DI Jake Flannagan who works for the Anti-Terrorist Branch.

The Theseus Paradox is one gripping, fast-paced and tense read. Mr Videcette offers an incredibly believable theory as to the events of 7/7 that is still occupying a huge piece of my brain. It’s quite obvious the author knows very well what he’s talking about as DI Flannagan is blocked by red tape, suffering the aftermath of the bombings and becoming frustrated with the slow pace of the investigation causing him to throw the rule book out of the window on multiple occasions.

I was glued to the pages from the start and terribly annoyed when I was forced to abandon this book around the 80% mark because of a dinner obligation. This is the kind of book that is so incredibly riveting that I would normally read it in one sitting and so to have that taken away from me … let’s just say I could have quite easily hurt someone 😉.

With an intricate plot and a flawed, yet likeable, main character, this story will mess with your head in the best way possible. I can’t recommend this one enough! This is an absolute must-read and David Videcette moves right up onto my list of authors to keep an eye on! I can’t wait to read his next book, The Detriment!

The Theseus Paradox is available now!

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  15 comments for “The Theseus Paradox by David Videcette @DavidVidecette

  1. July 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Great review sounds like a real page turner!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. July 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I do hate when life gets in the way of a great book… 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Right?! I think it was made worse because I’d forgotten about the dinner thing. I would have kept the book for another day otherwise. 😄

      Liked by 1 person

  3. July 20, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Great review! Sounds intense!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. July 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I really need to read his books! Your review is fab, and reminds me how high it’s on my list!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. July 20, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Haha you sound just like me with your dinner obligation – love that you were so glued to this one – I will have to check him out too!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 21, 2017 at 10:13 am

      I was so angry! Especially as I was so close to the end. It would have been different if I’d only been a few pages in.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. July 20, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    What a fantastic review! Thank you so much. There’s a quote and a link to your site over at:

    I do hope that’s okay

    If you’d like a Kindle review copy of the sequel – The Detriment – then please just drop me an email to: – and I’d be only too happy to send one to your device.

    Many thanks again for reading and reviewing.

    Best wishes,


    David Videcette

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

      That is very much okay, David! I’m thrilled to be quoted!

      Thank you very much for your very kind offer of a review copy but I already bought The Detriment a few weeks ago so I’m good to go! Just need the time to read it now!

      Thank you for stopping by! Really appreciate it. 😀


  7. Christine
    July 21, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Wow, Dee, what an endorsement!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

      It’s so good! It absolutely deserves all the praise I can heap onto it!


  8. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    July 21, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I have to get my hands on this one Dee! Wonderful review!


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