3rd August 2021.
Wow. This is another heart stopping ride in the thrilling DI Mike Nash series, which gets better with every book.
It’s winter in Helmdale and a young family are struggling to stay warm in their army accommodation. The mother leaves the gas fire on, unaware of the carbon monoxide leaking into the room. Her husband, a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict returns home devastated, vowing revenge on those responsible for the death of his family.
Nearby a house fire kills a woman and her lover. Her drug dependent son is already dead from an overdose. When her daughter is kidnapped with military precision, suspicion falls on the devastated soldier.
Only Mike Nash isn’t convinced. The daughter’s father is a prominent scientist, working at Helmdale Pharmaceuticals. Nash is refused entry by security guards working for the military. Pressure from the Ministry of Defence to drop his investigation, convinces Nash to keep digging.
Only the truth is even more complicated and bizarre than he ever imagined, especially when all hell breaks loose at the pharmaceutical company.
It’s a complex, multi-layered thriller that has several strands, all skilfully woven into a pulsating narrative that grips you and won’t let go. The excitement never lets up as Nash bends the rules, doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the military at every turn as the story hurtles to an explosive climax.
Even after I’d finished the book, it took me several minutes to get my breath back. What a superb ride that took me through the whole range of emotions as the story twisted one way then another. Superlative writing and storytelling throughout make this one of my favourite books of 2021.
Can’t wait to read the fifth in the series.
DETECTIVE MIKE NASH IS GOING TO HAVE A VERY UNMERRY CHRISTMAS.
In an ordinary terraced house, a family die. Poisoned by carbon monoxide.
Then comes a suspicious house fire, with more bodies at the charred scene.
A drug addict is murdered in the most bizarre medieval manner.
And a scientist’s daughter disappears.
THERE’S A KILLER ON THE LOOSE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
DI Mike Nash follows the leads of these disparate crimes. One very dangerous person seems intent on revenge.
CAN HE STOP A SERIAL KILLER BEFORE ANYONE ELSE PAYS THE ULTIMATE PRICE?