By Damien Boyd
Detective Inspector Nick Dixon returns in this fast paced crime triller. This is the sixth book in the series, which can be read separately or in sequence.
The body of an elderly man is found in an abandoned, near English canals, and its DI Dixon and his team who start investigating. As with Boyd’s stories, the initial reasons behind the murder, draws a blank, causing Dixon to dig into the victim’s past.
From the Falkland War, to a system of underground caves, Boyd takes us on a journey of military traditions and loyalty. The more he digs, the more bodies Dixon finds, placing him on a desperate race against the clock.
From the character development, the twisting plots, the unravelling story lines to the English settings, I can’t get enough of this series.
I find that I read the book initially in one sitting, and come back again later to re-read.
How to Kill Friends and Implicate People
By Jay Stringer
A completely entertaining book.
Once I got into Stringer's style of writing, flipping chapters between different perspectives, and worked out the basis of the main characters, the story fit together like a jigsaw.
The plot was easy to follow, Fergus a hitman, about to retire, is called in to do one more job, which turns into many more. The mob is involved, so everyone is trying to rip off everyone, while eliminating the competition. Corrupt police are after their crumbs. A private investigator - Sam, is working the same case as Fergus, the police and mob, while slowly falling in love with Fergus.
The story is easy to believe, the characters, particularly Sam and Fergus come alive is the easy picture that Stringer draws.
An easy to read novel, that i managed to read in two long Sunday sessions.
Heath writes reviews regularly for newspapers and magazines.