I'm a simple man at heart, so half way thorugh this book I was flailing around, trying to keep up with the array of characters and plot lines. I even contemplated giving up, despite the strong storyline, but I decided to push on to the end. And it was worth it, although it's never an easy read.
The characters are fairly standard crime fare, what with the damaged policeman who's always in conflict with those around him, but when you get to grips with what the hell is going on and who's doing what to who, then things move on apace. Mr Creed is particularly good at writing dialogue, and some of the exchanges are delightful.
It does veer towards the extremely graphic (not surprising when you consider the basic plot is about a vigilante hunting, torturing and killing suspected paedophiles), so it's not for everyone. However, I'll be happy to look out for future books by the author.