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The Slaughter Man: A Novel (Max Wolfe Novels Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- Book 2 of 3 in Max Wolfe Novels
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About the Author
- File size : 466 KB
- Publication date : September 22, 2015
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 384 pages
- Publisher : Minotaur Books (September 22, 2015)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00V3B0UGE
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #982,790 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As well, I cannot envision unarmed police officers going into a house not knowing what is facing them .
This book has more items for discussion than I can count.
I won't buy this author again.
There is something very cold and dark about The Slaughter Man. Something that leaves a bad taste in your mouth. But don't let that stop you reading this book. If you do, you will have missed out on one hell of a read.
Twisty and twisted, The Slaughter Man reinvokes an old crime, one that has been paid for. Can the perpetrator of that original crime, now aged and dying, somehow be responsible for this new slaughter?
An excellent and thrilling read.
Top reviews from other countries
The book is just over 370 pages with 38 chapters, following a well used formula of short chapters adding to a fast paced novel. We are thrown into the action immediately with a bloody crime scene involving all elements of a modern police force and the frenetic plot is retained all the way through. I like the London locations and how they are used in a blend of fact and fiction.
The author seems to have an integrity about his approach to the police which shows some research and respect. The narrative is heavy with acronyms but the author has the sense to acknowledge this and accept it as part of police language.
There are some phrases that seem to jar (why does he keep referring to his car as the "X5" rather than the "car") and I wasn't always convinced that the author credits his readers with much intelligence (made for an easy read without too much thought).
Stereotypes in the police and the criminal world are well used and the plot is packed with familiar themes (rich victims vs poor victims as an example) but the novel never feels overloaded. DC Max Wolfe and his colleagues are portrayed as heroes fighting crime - I was happy to go with this for the benefit of the story but there were several breaks of protocol that damaged their credibility in my eyes.
I found this hard to put down but without being too challenging - plenty of clues were being dropped and the big reveal didn't come as too much of a surprise.
Coincidentally I was reading this book while watching Line of Duty and there were many parallels - overuse of ancronyms - exaggerated drama - multiple unlikely police deaths - wild fluctuation between too much explanation and too little. Both book and TV show are compelling but do not stand up to much analysis.