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Two-Way Split by Allan Guthrie
Two-Way Split by Allan Guthrie
5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable Crime Story, July 18 2004
Every now and then I come across a book that takes me completely by surprise. I'm not sure what I was expecting when I picked up my copy of TWO-WAY SPLIT by Allan Guthrie although I had my suspicions it would involve the darker side of life. At least I was correct in that assumption. What I wasn't prepared for was the superb depiction of a group of troubled people unknowingly digging themselves deeper and deeper into terrible trouble.
Robin Greaves, his wife Carol and her lover Eddie Soutar are robbers who are planning on robbing a post office in a daring daylight raid. Their plan, in order to get the cashiers to cooperate, is to utilise the two ingredients that they believe is common… Read more
Hard as Nails: A Joe Kurtz Novel by Dan Simmons
This is the 3rd book in Dan Simmons' ultra-hardboiled Joe Kurtz series a private investigator series that is perfect for lovers of gritty, violent and somewhat dark thrillers. An important point before moving any further into this review, I would recommend reading the first two books in the series, HARDCASE and HARD FREEZE first. Numerous references are made to characters and events from the first two books and if you haven't read them, it could become very confused. Simmons also tends to assume that the reader is aware of Kurtz's personal history throwing in references to earlier books that explain why he has taken the actions that he did. I see this as a bit of a weakness as far as the… Read more
The Enemy by Lee Child
The Enemy by Lee Child
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Those who have read any of Lee Child's previous 7 Jack Reacher books would already know that Reacher is an ex-army MP major who now drifts around from place to place and has the habit of getting himself into the most gut-churning situations. Those 7 books are set in the present and Reacher's past is merely hinted at, the reason why he left the army unclear. In THE ENEMY we go back 14 years, Reacher is a young MP at the start of a promising military career.
It's New Year's Eve, 1989, and Jack Reacher is the MP Duty Officer for the night at Fort Bird, North Carolina when he receives a phone call from the local police telling him that a soldier had died in a nearby cheap motel. He gives… Read more