- File Size: 1622 KB
- Print Length: 254 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1537392565
- Publisher: Endeavour Press (August 11, 2016)
- Publication Date: August 11, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01KA8SYLS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #789,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nicely done, Mr Price. Can't wait for your next book.
Its another police procedural and it stands comparison to a few I've read and enjoyed recently - David Jackson, Mark Hill, Sam Blake, I might be tempted to read more of these types of books in the future. An event during the course of the book, which sees Palmer suspended, does then seem to diverge into a one on one battle of wills as Palmer carries on chasing Moxley, albeit without any official status. He is soon back in the fold though.
I liked the main detective Vinnie Palmer and his easy relationship initially with his underling Rob Hill and then his boss Delany. Not too far down the road, Palmer and Hill's relationship comes under a bit of strain. Sleeping with another man's wife, can sometimes have that effect. Palmer's wife, who up to now has been a bit of a cow, gives Vinnie the heave-ho. While Palmer reconciles himself to his domestic strife, Moxley our villain of the piece deals with Hill a bit more permanently.
Plenty of brutality on display from Moxley, with a fair few scenes of graphic violence - some perhaps a bit OTT. Moxley is intelligent and extremely manipulative and is able to bend others to his will. Reneging on a deal with him has severe consequences, though you kind of feel if you played straight he would still enjoy having his own twisted brand of fun with you.
The story has plenty of legs and moves quickly. I really enjoyed it and will give the next in the series a go - Vengeance. Not the best book I've ever read, but I was entertained and sucked into the tale.
A solid 4 from 5
Roger A. Price has been read and enjoyed before - By Their Rules has featured previously, back in 2013.
Read in May, 2017
Published - 2016
Page count - 271
Source - purchased copy
Format - Kindle
While Nemesis is quite well-written, the characters aren’t particularly likeable, even the good guys. Readers may find that the characters don’t seem quite like real people, and this does take away from the story. However, for those who love suspense, and don’t mind graphic violence and murder along with sexual innuendo and language, this may be a perfect novel. This is a novel where the perpetrator is known, and the suspense builds as Vinnie, et all find themselves in more and more dangerous situations along with additional violent murders. Even the good guys in this novel are not exempt from Moxley’s reign of terror, and the big question is whether or not Vinnie will even survive. Vinnie pairs up with Moxley’s psychiatrist, and much of the information gleaned from him rings true, so that adds a bit of interesting information to the novel.
Nemesis is not recommended for young adults, or those who prefer their thriller without violence and blood.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.