Sometimes a character is so well written, and is that “off-the-wall”, I can associate them with a real person or a character I’ve seen on TV. This is one of those books
Detective Paul Czarick reminded me of Rigs from the Lethal Weapon TV series. He is a man who breaks rules, does what he likes, and is fuelled by nicotine, caffeine, and Columbian marching powder, turning to bourbon when he wants to relax.
Czarick works for the unpopular Illinois Bureau of Justice, and thanks to the fact that he solved a very high profile case, he is benefitting from a certain amount of immunity within the Bureau, and in this case he uses it to its full advantage.
Daniel is a killer, he’s a revenge killer, and he has a plan. Czarick picks up one of his murders and starts to connect the dots and links his case to another murder.
As Czarick becomes aware of the killer, Daniel becomes aware of the cop, and so the game begins.
A game of cat-and-mouse that stretches the length of the states. Every time Czarick gets close Daniel surprises him.
For some, there are lucky escapes, for others there is a terrible death that is somehow linked to something they have done in the past.
This is a simple plot, but a cracking story. It is as much a psychological thriller as it is a police story.
A great read
Publishing date: March 2020
Publishers: Thomas & Mercer
Available to pre-order