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Sympathy for the Devil by Howard Marks
Sympathy for the Devil by Howard Marks
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
What sets this apart from current crime writing is that the author knows his world from the inside. A troubled young drug cop arrives back in Cardiff to find her former lover has OD'ed in murky circumstances. This sets in motion an investigation which covers some of the darkest recesses of human experience. Marks is known as good-natured stoner but he also has his dark side it seems. There is extreme sex, a cast of tough, believable characters and a whole lot of drugs naturally. The plot is cunningly constructed and I found it a highly addictive read though parts were unsettling and disturbing like the ending. This has the feel of a classic series in the making.