- File Size: 732 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Publisher: Vanguard Press (January 6, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 6, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HQLSRR4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,918,672 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Thank you Roger A. Price, you've got a winner here. Can't wait for Book Number Two!
We have a retired police officer, John Burrows conscripted by his former boss to head up a secret operational unit designed to bring down organised criminal targets. All this is hush-hush and under the radar, though ultimately sanctioned by government. Burrows is teamed up with Jane Lee, another former civil servant recruited from the ranks of MI5/MI6. Burrows and Lee form an interesting duo, both bringing a diverse range of skills to the party.
The target is Cabilla, a Congolese crime-lord operating in both London and Manchester. Burrows has previously seen Cabilla acquitted of serious charges after one of his informants was got to. After a drug-smuggling sting designed to take Cabilla down fails and results in the massacre of about 8 policemen, the authorities decide to take the gloves off and remove him from the picture.
Undercover cops, corrupt cops, drug smuggling, people smuggling, prostitution, surveillance, CCTV, phone-tapping, firearms, torture, abduction, murder, gangsters, witness intimidation, informants, shadowy govt. figures, criminal gangs, hierarchy, fear, violence, the courts, justice system, the Congo, Turkey, London and Manchester all feature in an interesting and satisfying book.
Enjoyable and entertaining without quite hitting – “Damn that was awesome” heights.
A minor gripe would be a tendency to perhaps over-explain the thinking behind certain operational aspects of Burrows and Lee’s “mission,” as opposed to allowing the reader to connect up the dots. Nothing that put me off or irritated too much though.
Would I want to read more from the author in the future? Yes, either the same team or if he writes about a fresh set of characters.
Overall 4 from 5 and a decent read.
I was supplied my copy by the author after a positive response to a request I made after seeing Raven's review, over at Raven Crime Reads.