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Necessary Evils: Gangster Thriller - a fast paced, gripping vigilante thriller full of action and suspense (crime thriller series. Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Recommends it for: murder thriller aficionados
Society is failing the law abiding decent citizen. The good guys get screwedand the bad guys get away with wrong doing. Necessary Evils shows what a good person can do when he is sufficiently enraged. This will be a cold calculated rage.
It also celebrates the power of one. There is not a large complex apparatus behind our protagonist. He does it all on his own.
But the avenging angel is in for a few surprise twists that he did notcount on. The avenging angel continues to bear a few more injustices.But for those about to die; well lets just say there may be a very large supply of people who will pay for their sins before final judgement.
Buy this book immediately. I hope Bill Carson continues with this character and builds a series.
John had been left empty at the loss of the most important thing in his life, and unfortunately that emptiness was eventuallyfilled by darkness. Fuelled by his hatred John sets out on a mission togain retribution for his wife. What he becomes, what he encounters, andwhat he discovers will shock you at every turn of the page. Despite theseemingly terrible person he becomes, I can't help but relate to andperhaps even like John. It's impossible to say what any of us would doin this scenario, but honestly if we truly think about it, his actionsdon't seem so extreme anymore.
In terms of writing style I amreally impressed, there is just enough colloquialisms to really make you feel like you are in John's head but they don't detract from the flowof the story. Carson builds suspense expertly and includes enough welltimed twists to keep you on your toes; just enough is given away at atime to keep you hooked and desperately reading to find out more. Thecast of characters are incredibly well developed and the dialogue issuperb, it really sucks you into the atmosphere of the story. This isnot the first novel I have read by Bill Carson and it most definitelywill not be my last!
The story is quite fast paced and I was hooked from start to finish with this book.
I had every empathy for John, though don't know if I would go quite to the same extremes as he does. I really did like his character though as over all he does come across as quite a sensitive and caring guy. It does make you think hard about whether you agree or not with his actions.
Necessary Evils was quite a quick read for me as I devoured it in less than 24 hours, even though this is quite a hard hitting story overall with a couple of unexpected twists towards the end there is a certain softness to it which I think is mainly to do with John's character.
This is the first book I have read by Bill Carson and will certainly be keeping my eye out for more by him.
- Publication date : November 22, 2012
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 296 pages
- File size : 455 KB
- ASIN : B00ACLQXXA
- Publisher : http://bestthrillerbooks.co.uk; 1st edition (November 22, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,282,841 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I end up staying up way to late reading the book instead of going to bed like I should and find myself dragging my feet the next day.
This is a great mystery/crime novel that keeps you interested from the very beginning. I haven't quite finished it, but I hear from a reliable source that it has quite an ending. Will be waiting for another book from Bill Carson.
An update, just finished reading the book and the ending was a surprise and now I am waiting for a sequel for sure.
If you like crime novels make sure and grab you a copy Necessary Evils.
As the subtitle suggests, this is a serial killer murder mystery set in London, England. In his own inimitable style Bill summarizes the story of his book: `Necessary Evils' is my debut crime fiction novel and is essentially a story about the age old battle of good vs evil. The trouble is that the lines between the two become somewhat distorted and blurred as the story progresses and the reader is forced to ask themselves a question, which is, who's good and who's bad here? John Kane is an ordinary middle aged man; he lives in a relatively quiet suburb of west London. He has a beautiful loving wife whom he adores, he has a stable lifestyle and has been a law abiding citizen all of his life, however unbeknown to him all that is about to change in a most terrible and dramatic way. John sets off on his mundane train journey to work one Monday his mind begins to wander. As he stands in the packed train carriage he begins to think about his future and the fear of the onset of old age and the prospect of a pre-planned boring future creeps into his head. And he wishes for a little more excitement in his life before it's too late. That evening after leaving work he receives a phone call from a police officer who is standing over his wife's dead body. The book has moments of horror and happiness, murder and mayhem, action and adventure, interspersed with love, lust and heartbreak. John's wife has become just another statistics on an ever increasing list of violent deaths in the city. After an inexplicable and somewhat bizarre transformation John decides to put things right in true vigilante fashion. After the first murder Inspector Nick Harland is dispatched to solve the crime. Harland is an unconventional tough cop who becomes obsessed with catching the killer. The question is has all of this been preordained as it is clear that Kane appears to be driven by some mysterious outside force?'
Bill knows how to magnetize attention. There is a very short preface that suggests both mood and Bill's style of writing: `DI Harland scanned the room and studied the positions of the inert, twisted, blood-soaked bodies; they had become one with the lush cream-coloured carpet, which resembled a disturbing tapestry of death. That commando dagger makes a very unique wound; could be a coincidence, of course. Who am I trying to kid, it was him, and once we dig the slugs out of these poor bastards I'll lay odds they'll match the bullet found at Leicester Square.'
Crime novels are a specialty of the British and Bill Carson steps on stage with a very fine one here. Plan to stay with it until the end - because the end sets up the curtain for Book 2! Impressive writing and a very successful novel. Grady Harp, June 15
These are some of the questions that John Kane must ask himself when his beloved wife, Sarah, become a victim of a serial killer. Only 43 years old, Sarah was his life and his love, a petite spitfire who loved him without reservation and completed his heart. Maybe that is why his soul shattered when she was taken from him – as an incomplete heart, he had no compassion to give, and only anger to deal. After a botched suicide attempt, the dye was cast and he was different. After reading this book, you probably will be too.
The story was good, characters believable, actions realistic. A man with a plan CAN defeat superior unprepared people caught off guard . There are twists and a plethora of lucky turns for John Kane who righteously perused justice, before accomplishing hard earned revenge. SCI , postal inspectors and Law n Order crews would have caught him, the old school detective almost did. This is why we love fiction.
Top reviews from other countries
The villain John Kane is also the antihero, who turns from the typical nine to five office worker into the vengeful avenger. This is after his beloved wife is murdered and the authorities do not find the perpetrator.
Throughout the book the reader identifies with John and hopes that he succeeds. The sub plot features Nick Harland the detective assigned to catch him. Here the technical details tend to let the story down. British detectives do not carry firearms and MI6 only deal with foreign espionage.
The story is however redeemed by the unexpected tragic twist at the end. This leaves John unhappy and depressed again. The reader is shown that he is once more out for revenge. It is hoped that the sequel will continue to show his renewed.