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Who are we to take the take the moral high ground?
on 26 May 2014
Ben Cheetham's latest crime thriller grabbed my attention from page 1 and held it right to the end. This is a page-turner that rocks along at cracking pace. Like the previous reviewer I too felt an immediate empathy with Angel, the main protagonist. She has arrived at a point in her life where enough is enough and she decides to do something about it. The results are violent and gory but somehow there is a perverse justification in her actions.
Angel isn't the only character to present the reader with moral dilemmas. Jaded cop Jim Monahan also has some tough decisions to make in his relentless quest for justice. His 'final solution' brings a satisfying twist to the end of the story.
In Angel of Death the writer never flinches from dealing with the nastiest and most disturbing topics. He explores those moral dilemmas we all face from time to time; about how we feel certain elements of society should be dealt with and how our law enforcers are affected by the horrors they deal with.
This is the fourth Ben Cheetham book I've read and it's great to see the way his writing has developed; this is the best to date and I look forward to the next one with eager anticipation.