#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2018
My twelfth #bookvent selection is part of a long running series featuring a character who is kind of a maverick, but one who always seem to get results, even if it does put him in harms way. A lot. I’ve come to this series really late but since I started reading it I am hooked, and this latest offering is absolutely dynamite. It starts with a bang and barely lets up from there. High action, high tension, high stakes … It has it all. My day twelve #bookvent choice is …
Kiss of Death
by Paul Finch
Could this be the end for Heck?
Don’t let them catch you…
A Deadly Hunt
DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK’s most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a video tape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning.
A Dangerous Game
Heck realises that there’s another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time, they’ve not just caught the prize: they’ve made sure no one else ever does.
A Man Who Plays With Fire
How far will Heck and his team go to protect some of the UK’s most brutal killers? And what price is he willing to pay?
Gah. This book or, more particularly, that ending. If you have read it, you will know exactly what I mean. DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenberg is a guy who always pushes the action to the nth degree but in this book the level of jeopardy is off the scale. We open on the team arresting a group of vigilante killers who have been targeting religious figures around the UK and this is explosive enough. From here the action just continues to fly, and the case that Heck finds himself assigned to is far more dangerous than anyone realises. They think it’s simply a case of tracking down a long missing suspect, but this particular cold case goes way beyond that. People, including Heck’s intended target, are seemingly disappearing from the streets, but who is taking them and to what end is something that nobody knows. Getting to the bottom of the case takes Heck off grid and may well cost him his life. Beyond the exciting storylines, it is the brilliantly diverse characters that Paul Finch creates that really make this series, none more so than Heck himself. He is maverick, often gung-ho in approach, he has a high moral code and a low tolerance of those who fall foul of it. Despite his flaws, you can’t help rooting for him on all levels. Fast paced, full of thrills and jaw-dropping moments of action, this book is one that will delight and frustrate you. But don’t expect a nice neat ending. Paul Finch has left us hanging right royally with an explosive conclusion that will blow your mind. It’s certainly left me desperate for more,.
If you would like to read my review of Kiss if Death,you can find it here. The book is available to purchase from the following retailers:
Happy #bookvent reading all