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Angel Of Death (A Steel City Thriller Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Ben Cheetham
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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From the bestselling author of Blood Guilt comes a breathless new thriller.

A disillusioned detective with nothing left to lose.

Catching criminals is all DI Jim Monahan has ever been good at. Just ask his ex-wife. Now he's staring down the barrel of a lonely retirement. Worse still, he's no longer sure he believes in the law he's spent his life upholding. Then comes a call that will test what remains of his belief to its limits and beyond...

A shadowy ring of powerful people who'll do anything to protect a depraved secret.

In Sheffield a soon-to-be bankrupt businessman has gone on a murderous rampage against his own family. The man and his wife lie dead in their burning mansion. Their son and daughter are found outside, riddled with shotgun pellets, barely alive. It seems like an open-and-shut case. But the charred ruins of the house reveal evidence of a second sickening crime - one involving a young girl who went missing fifteen years earlier...

A damaged prostitute hell bent on revenge.

In Middlesbrough a woman stares down at a violent punter she's just shot dead. Her entire life Angel has been abused by those who claimed to love her. Now she's finally had enough. It's time to stop running. It's time to start fighting back. She's going to make them pay for what they did to her. With the murdered man's gun in her handbag, she heads south on her deadly mission. And as the bodies begin to pile up, only one thing is certain - life will never be the same for anyone caught in the path of the 'Angel of Death'.

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Once in a while you stumble across a crime novel that you love so much you want to hand out copies to everyone you meet. This is one of those books. --CrimeSquad

Fans of Rankin s Rebus will almost certainly enjoy this novel --Daz s Reviews

The story and pace alone deserves a fantastic rating, but adding in the characters and plot threads it made for an absolutely fantastic read. --Best Crime Books

About the Author

Ben Cheetham self-published his first novel, Blood Guilt in 2011. It sold over 100,000 copies. He lives in Sheffield.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1047 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (8 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H6V0C2W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,725 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ben Cheetham is an award-winning writer and Pushcart Prize nominee. His writing spans the genres, from horror and sci-fi to literary fiction, but he has a passion for dark, gritty crime fiction. His short stories have been widely published in magazines in the UK, US and Australia.

Ben lives in Sheffield, UK, where - when he's not chasing around after his two-year old son - he spends most of his time locked away in his study racking his brain for the next paragraph, the next sentence, the next word.

If you want to learn more about him, or get in touch, you can look him up at:!/ben_cheethamUK

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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Ben Cheetham's latest crime thriller grabbed my attention from page 1 and held it right to the end. This is a page-turner that rocks along at cracking pace. Like the previous reviewer I too felt an immediate empathy with Angel, the main protagonist. She has arrived at a point in her life where enough is enough and she decides to do something about it. The results are violent and gory but somehow there is a perverse justification in her actions.

Angel isn't the only character to present the reader with moral dilemmas. Jaded cop Jim Monahan also has some tough decisions to make in his relentless quest for justice. His 'final solution' brings a satisfying twist to the end of the story.

In Angel of Death the writer never flinches from dealing with the nastiest and most disturbing topics. He explores those moral dilemmas we all face from time to time; about how we feel certain elements of society should be dealt with and how our law enforcers are affected by the horrors they deal with.

This is the fourth Ben Cheetham book I've read and it's great to see the way his writing has developed; this is the best to date and I look forward to the next one with eager anticipation.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't put it down! 30 May 2014
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Having read Blood Guilt, Ben Cheetham's latest book did not disapoint. I was gripped from the very start. It follows a very dark and gritty plot with lots twists. I read lots of crime thrillers and this is by far one of the best I have read in recent years, I couldn't put it down, the sign of a great book! A fantasic read, can't wait for more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Best Crime Books TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Ben Cheetham has released a number of books and short stories, however the only one I had read was entitled Blood Guilt. When I heard that he had this new one coming out I was keen to read it and see if it was as good as the last one. Not only was it just as good, it was even better! The covers are pretty appealing too for those that are still reading the paperback or hardcover copies. From Page 1 to the very end my attention was held, and my emotions played with. It seemed that Cheetham was determined to up the ante in terms of plot, characters and sheer pace.

Angel is a young girl with a severely tragic and broken past. She is now a prostitute and she finally snaps leaving her with only revenge in her mind. She was a great character and I empathised with her immediately. The book highlights in graphic detail the horrors she has been subjected to, and as a reader it doesn’t take too long for you to get behind her and almost begin to understand how people cross the line of the law.

Jim Monohan is a DI who has been round the block a few times. I liked Jim although he was a little on the clichéd side. He is investigating a crime where a bankrupt business man has murdered his family. Although seemingly a simple case to the police, Jim knows there is more to the case than meets the eye. The first few chapters alone were incredibly interesting and I was drawn in from the get go. I read this in a day and a half and was gutted to finally finish it.

The story and pace alone deserves a fantastic rating, but adding in the characters and plot threads it made for an absolutely fantastic read. I dithered over what rating to give it and was going to give it 5/5 but because the copper character just didn’t cut the mustard I had to drop it down to a 4/5.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark thriller 1 July 2014
By somnus
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Dark and gritty thriller with well developed characters. This story differs from so many others because it is actually believable because we know such people do exist. Quite horrific and depressing in parts, but a book well worth reading. If you don't fancy stories fairly true to life then this isn't for you, but if you like dark gritty thrillers then go for it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sheffield's Rebus? 24 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A young woman hell bent on revenge. A detective determined to self-destruct. A sinister cabal of powerful people who will keep their terrible secret, whatever the cost. Angel of Death is an accomplished thriller from author of Blood Guilt, Ben Cheetham. Fans of Rankin's Rebus will almost certainly enjoy this novel, where one of the main characters is a detective who feels so jaded by the job that he just doesn't care for authority any more. Retirement beckons and it's with bitterness that Jim Monahan goes about the job.

Another damaged character is the Angel of the title. A hooker's handle but one she lives up to in a deadly fashion. The chance to do a good deed for a young girl leaves her feeling powerful and alive for the first time in years. She comes to the terrible realisation that she can and must hit back at those that have mistreated her. She becomes the Angel of Death.

Cheetham tackles some big issues, and we are left feeling no small amount of empathy for the main characters as they both tread their separate trails of self-destruction. Trails that we know must at some point cross. The author has a rare talent for story telling and character creating. Expect more steel city thrillers. A gripping read for thriller fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 28 Jun. 2014
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Fantastic read really has you gripped from the beginning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rated 6/5. 17 Oct. 2014
By Franken
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You won't want to put it down anyway. Best book I've read, like, forever. It's non-stop action, great characters, and some interesting moral questions. I listened to most of it on text to speech, but had to switch to using my eyes when it got extra-action packed so I didn't miss anything.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A lesson on the darker side
A story which makes you count your blessings and understand how some are destined for the dark side through circumstances they can't control.
Published 3 days ago by Pandora
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
outstanding writer
Published 10 days ago by helendj
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
A really nail biting story which flows at break neck speed. Every free moment found me reading it. It is one not to miss
Published 16 days ago by Don Findlay
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I bought this straight after reading ben cheetham's first book. This was even better. Already bought the next one. Addictive. Definitely one of my favourite authors. Great story. Read more
Published 20 days ago by C Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
really good read
Published 22 days ago by joanne thorley
3.0 out of 5 stars Steel City Thriller
An enjoyable (if that's the right word) thriller. In Middlesbrough a heroin addicted prostitute shoots a man dead, in Sheffield a man shoots his family and burns down the house -... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Andy Angel
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Loved it good page Turner partly set in my home town ( oh it's grim up north ).
Good complicated plot and good character's good all round
Much better than blood guilt by... Read more
Published 29 days ago by Richie
4.0 out of 5 stars grim but gripping
Not for the faint hearted but a great read. A great crime thriller and follow up from his first book
Published 1 month ago by Tim Clark
4.0 out of 5 stars Mogdee
Just finish reading this 2nd steel city thriller having also read the 1st one last week.This author has a wonderful talent to make you think you have guessed the plot only to leave... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Excellent plot, well written and good grammar
Published 1 month ago by J. Sharples
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