A pacey if far-fetched tale,
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This review is from: Then We Die (An Inspector Carlyle Novel Book 4) (Kindle Edition)
Much more exciting than the last Carlyle, this kept me interested throughout. Carlyle - not a policeman of integrity, but with courage and insight - is developing well, and beginning to seem real. His relationships are well drawn, and believable.
The plot, however, is not. If we must bring the SIS from many countries into it, which I doubt is necessary, then at least drop the blood and body-count. Others (Stephen Leather for one) do it very much better, and Carlyle has enough going for him to keep him as a straightforward police procedural. Killing off Joe was a good idea, and lets others into the story which keeps it fresh.
Never dull, Craig writes well, and balances short and longer sentences expertly, helping to control the story and the suspense.
I am really looking forward to the next one.