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on 9 December 2012
I have enjoyed Michael Jecks historical crime books for several years and was interested to see how he crafted a book set in the present rather than the past.
The book is well written as ever by this author, although I found that towards the middle of the book I skimmed over some of the less central character's details and thoughts, and I feel that the central section could have been tighter.
However, my lasting thoughts from this book are how we as a society and nation have regressed into appalling violence against our fellow men, similar to that shown by those with power in Michael Jecks medieval mystery books, which may well be his aim. I felt that the story was probably a very realistic reflection of the present day. It left an unpleasant feeling that we have allowed and connived at our country's descent into the paranoia the book displays.