"Like everything "good" in life, a fast-paced, old-fashioned shoot-'em-up is hard to find. Fortunately, we have Oldham's latest novel to remind us what it's all about." --"Publishers Weekly" on "Backlash"
From the Back Cover
George never meant to kill the thief he was just defending his shop from the jacked up kids trying to rob him. Break the kids jaw maybe, but not kill him. Later the doorbell rings and in revenge the gang swarm into Georges house, beat him senseless, rape his wife, tie them up and set fire to them. It isnt long before Jimmy Vickers, Georges son, is on the trail of the gang who murdered his parents, exacting his own kind of chillingly brutal justice. Jimmy is an interrogation specialist for the military in Afghanistan who knows more than he should. With the police closing in and his own regiment also determined to stop him, the body count mounts up. Jimmy creates a media frenzy - Londons first vigilante of the 21st Century - but will his devastating course of action spell the end for the woman he loves?