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Who would want to be a character in one of Slade's books?
on 10 August 2001
Not me, that's for sure. The heartache, tragedy and downright agony endured by the cops of Special X in his past books are all continued here, with one of the unfortunate Members of Canada's Finest having been kidnapped by a maniac intent on retrieving a long-lost historical artefact. The narrative switches from present day to some genuinely fascinating historical scenes ranging from the secrets of Stonehenge to the Romans in Britain to the Massacre of Glencoe. It's very much a Scottish themed book, with the main villain, Mephisto, trying every technique he can think of to locate the Hoard, a treasure which will explain the secrets of Stonehenge, believed to have been taken to America by members of the Clan Campbell two hundred years ago. But its not all history. There's still enough Slade horror to make you wince (and I did more than once - male readers beware!) Overall a very enjoyable book, but not his best. I still put 'Ripper' in top spot.