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Probably the worst book I have ever read
on 4 June 2008
I cannot believe the praise for this book, it is absolutely awful. I feel I have to add my review as I would have bought this book myself after reading the below. The book starts OK, although is very confusing and within a chapter or two just becomes ridiculous. I didn't realise under cover police officers would actually become prostitutes and drug addicts in their quest to bring down a crime lord, ludicrous! I could be wrong but when an operation goes drastically wrong shouldn't all agents be pulled out, not left to carry on selling themselves on street corners to then be slaughtered? The writers' prose is laughable, I've never heard a dogs tail described as 'a tapping extension of his spine'. I felt like I was reading the most pretentious load of nonsense from someone who obviously tried to balance the 'beauty' of her words with the grit of the storyline, she failed dismally. There is also a mute child in the book, who is called the 'youth' throughout, his name is Jamie, whom Orla and Murdo(?) kidnap and change the national databases to avoid detection, as I didn't finish the book I have no idea where this story line was going.
Although I bought this book from a charity shop for £1, I still feel robbed. I had to throw this book in the bin, such was my utter disgust.