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I'd caution the author to take more care with his ebook formatting, perhaps to the point of having a professional format his books for him. The paragraph indents and spacing problems were very distracting. Other than that, if you want lots of action and drama, then this will be an engaging read.
It soon becomes apparent to Roni that Hyatt's motivation for his complex plans for civil disobedience is far more sinister than first thought. She soon finds herself getting close to the man himself, and is welcomed by him and his twelve 'disciples' into the inner circle of his organisation. There is a terrible price to be paid for Roni though, who, having been drugged, is subjected to gang rape by Hyatt and his disciples as part of her ;initiation into the inner circle.
The author pulls no punches here, and this is as gritty and realistic as any of his previous books. Violence lurks round every corner, and on every page, as Roni, determined to earn a promised promotion to the rank of detective is she succeeds in her mission, now goes all out to bring not only Hyatt, but his closest followers to justice. There's a touch of romance too, which I'll leave you to explore yourselves, and also profound tragedy and loss of life as the final chapters gather speed as they carry us towards an explosive conclusion.
Definitely a five star read!
In my humble opinion, Mr. Dizon has done it again. A fresh breath of air to a tired genre - crime drama - this novel features a stunning NYPD Detective - Veronika Heydreth - investigating the actions of a charismatic hobo who's much more than he seems. Adolf Hyatt (self-proclaimed King of the Hoboes) starts the reader off with a peaceful campaign to bring attention to the homeless dilemma in NYC. As the plot thickens, so does the danger, intrigue, and message behind this novel.
Dizon's characters and narration take you to the back alleys and soup kitchens of New york - and strands you there. As you read, you'll find out what it means to be a homeless person - the trials, dangers, and the utter hopelessness they face on a daily basis.
With a twisty plot that's become the trademark of a Dizon novel, King of the Hoboes is his most accessible novel, yet still a mind-tripping experience that will entertain you from the first page to the last. Five Stars.
When we start out, Roni is bent and determined to earn her detective's badge, and infiltrating the underground homeless movement in New York is her way to do it. While I don't know enough to speak for the believably of Hyatt's plans and actions in this book, the general premise was unique and makes you want to look into some of the issues presented. There is some mature content in this book, so you have to be prepared for that, but I think in many ways it works for what the story is about. Veronika is forced to question her goals in life, and the means she uses to achieve them. Stripped raw and left figuratively exposed for her job, there is little she can hide from.
I think there were a few places that could use work, as with any early copy, but I did like some of the messages I found in this book. This was more than your typical cop story, and Veronika is dynamic and interesting as a main character. A nice change of pace compared to many stories on the market.