3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Decent short story with some nice twists and plenty of dark humour.,
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This review is from: Still Bleeding (Jack Nightingale short story) (Kindle Edition)
Well, it's almost time for the 5th novel, 'Lastnight', in the Jack Nightingale series and Still Bleeding is a sampler story to whet your appetite prior to publication. The basis for the plot is a brief investigation into stigmata and miracle cures with the shady involvement of the Vatican - maybe!. Written with the usual blend of Stephen Leather black humour and energy but also with some unexpected insights into the world of religion and faith handled in a surprisingly sensitive way - surprising because this is an author not especially given to sensitivity.
I don't want to add too much more because it's easy to give too much away when you're reviewing a short story. I will add that I enjoyed the read, I'm a fan of the series, my only criticism would have to be; the story is too short. Key characters, especially Jack, aren't fully explained or explored. If you haven't read the Jack Nightingale novels you might find yourself a little bit lost.