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The Last Bird of Paradise (The Inspector George Zammit Series Book #5) by AJ Aberford

The scene is set in London, as a young child, begins climbing the terraces of a football stadium. Uncle is ecstatic as an extraordinary experience evolves into the ultimate act of sacrifice. Observe the extreme measures people take to validate an ideology.

George, accompanied by his son Denzel, now a sergeant, is sent by the EU to investigate possible aid fraud at a Syrian refugee camp. The journey to Syria starts smoothly, but George quickly gets caught up in a web of risks and challenges.

The plot of "The Last Bird of Paradise" is filled with tension and drama, making it a fast-paced read like other George Zammit stories.

I view this story as a journey, one that began in book one. George Zammit has a persistent belief that he's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite facing numerous obstacles throughout the 5 books, George Zammit always emerges victorious and gains the respect of those around him. 'The Maltese Machine Gun' is what the US army calls him, for crying out loud!

Many thanks to AJ & Hobeck Books for the chance to read it and a spot on the tour.


About the Author

AJ Aberford has enjoyed a varied career, having been both a corporate and banking lawyer, owning and running a private investment company and founding a leading Yorkshire craft brewery. Changing direction, he is now a debut author of the Inspector George Zammit crime and thriller series.

AJ Aberford still keeps his house in Yorkshire but lives primarily in Malta, which is the inspiration for the Inspector George Zammit series. Upon moving there, he soon became enthralled by the culture and history of the island that acts as a bridge between Europe and North Africa.

Malta’s position at the sharp end of the migrant crisis, as well as the rapid growth of its commercial and offshore-financial sectors, provide a rich backdrop for his writing. The culture, politics and geography of the southern Mediterranean continually throws-up surprises in this fascinating part of the world, nothing is ever what it seems, with the lines between right and wrong often blurred and twisted.

AJ Aberford is married and has two grown-up sons, as well as grandchildren. He is a keen cook, an adventurous traveller, a cyclist and is currently writing the fifth book in the Inspector George Zammit series.

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