The author obviously knows the Dredd universe well, and has written other books in the series which are good. This one however almost reads like an edition of ClassWar at times, various references to the Royal Family being inbred parasites, and bosses being evil exploiters of the masses leave us in no doubt as to his own political leanings, which is kind of a shame when it intrudes into the story. Overall though, a good read and worth buying, though I really cringed at the fact that he used the word "defenestrated" 3 times in the book, and got it wrong every time. It means to be thrown out of a window, from the french "fenetre" for window, it does *not* mean strangled. Buy a dictionary, Dave, and use a better proofreader.