Sunday 22 March 2020

The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer

The Last Hunt (Benny Griessel)The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unexpected and great story, translated from Afrikaans it chronicles the struggle of the South Africa to live up to the promise of the Mandela era. With corruption rife the Hawks ( special operations group) pride themselves as not being "captured" or corrupted, are landed a peculiar case of a murder on a luxury train. Another thread follows Daniel and his life in Bordeaux, what is the connection? This a well written thriller, as it switches from story to story the gaps get shorter as the tension builds. It is difficult to say too much without spoiling, except you won't be disappointed. Try it.

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Sunday 8 March 2020

Blind Target by Brent Ladd

Blind Target: A Codi Sanders ThrillerBlind Target: A Codi Sanders Thriller by Brent Ladd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my kind of book, something to keep your interest the whole way through. A great story originating with events taking place during the Cold War and resolving themselves in current day. Codi and Joel are FBI agents who always seem to attract trouble, but this means we get entertained. The author has a style that is effortless to read but does the main part of providing the information needed for a good story really well. You would wonder how on earth two FBI agents end up in China trying to "save the world" but they do, Brent Ladd writes in a very direct way which is very refreshing, no waffle, no fillers, allowing you to totally immerse yourself in the story. This is the second in the series and I will now look to read the first one "Terminal Pulse".

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Monday 2 March 2020

Critical Incidents by Lucie Woodhouse

Critical IncidentsCritical Incidents by Lucie Whitehouse
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Good enough story but got very slow about half way through and had to work at it to finish. This novel is about a detective with a lot of self doubt, is it me or them? Encompassing all the common ailments of society with corruption, drugs, prostitution and violence. By setting it in Birmingham the author illustrates that these problems are not just the preserve of the capital where police detective Robyn Lyons trained and got experience. Sacked from her job she goes back to her home town where life does not get much better.

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