Top critical review
Disappointing - glad it was free
25 October 2014
I got this book after reading the first chapter and seeing the reviews, but I was disappointed.
Perhaps because I read 4 or 5 books a week (hard copy and Kindle), I expect too much from
a book, as I see I am in a minority of one at the moment!
I think this book needs editing. Often, one sentence ended and the next one continues without a
space - but you then realize you have skipped from Sean in England to the drug baron on Malta, etc.
Also, the dialogue often continued on the same line, so you had to read the paragraph twice to see
who was talking.
Sean, an ex-soldier, rushes to Malta to find out who killed his half brother - a boy he hasn't bothered
to keep in touch with for 20 years. He later follows the killer to Northern Cyprus.
There were Russian, German and Maltese "baddies" involved in the drug running, but I didn't think
any of the characters, including Sean, had any depth to them. Just as you were getting to know them,
the author moved on. Sometimes the Maltese guys appeared to be like "comic cut" characters rather
than the hardened criminals they were supposed to be.
Sorry, not for me and I couldn't recommend this book. I only gave it 3 stars because it was free.