British mystery Bombproof opens with a bang. Sami
Macbeth is the main character, just released from prison.
He is riding a carriage on the Central Line when it explodes.
It brings Oxford Street to a standstill. Now Sami’s
mind is running as fast as his legs. Sami knows the man who
blew up the train – and himself. Sami takes off with
a mysterious Rucksack, and as he runs a rumor of a suicide
terrorist spill into the street. Now he’s really in
trouble. Sami maybe a small time crook but he’s not
a killer or a terrorist. His bad luck begins the moment he
walks out of prison. First Sami discovers his sister Nadia
missing then it seems anyone and everyone wants to either
drag him back into a life a crime, arrest him or kill him.
Robotham grabs us in the first chapter then
takes us back to when it all started – 3 days ago. There
are moments I think Sami just might get out of it all but
then it seems to get more and more hopeless. At one point,
I just wanted to see how the storyline ends and if Sami survives.
Bombproof is an absorbing, colorful listen. The first
chapter may pique your interest but it’s the mayhem
in Sami’s life that will keep you listening.
Sean Barrett narrates the audio version of
Bombproof. His aged, gravelly voice is the perfect
match for a character living more than half his life within
a few days.