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No one is safe… not even the police.
DI Hero Nelson is used to violent crime but this one is personal. When he’s called to a crime scene he discovers the victims are two police officers one of whom is a good friend.
Determined to track down the killer, he’s dealt another blow as the body count continues to rise. To catch the killer before he strikes again, Hero calls upon the public for help. But when the criminal ups the ante by taking hostages, he soon regrets his actions.
Can Hero and the police catch the murderer before more innocent victims are hurt?
Hero must apprehend a killer who is hiding in plain sight before the time runs out.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the 3rd book in the Hero series but the first that I have read. However, the book is very effectively written as a standalone and I didn’t feel at any disadvantage from not having read the earlier book.
This is a Police Procedural novel but it has all the fast paced, adrenaline pumping action that is to be found in thrillers and this would definitely also fall into the psychological thriller genre. What makes this book unusual is that it has turned upside down from the usual and we have a happily married policeman with a very supportive wife but who has a difficult relationship with his work partner as opposed to the usual supportive partner and neglected spouse.
Hero is a lovely character who is dedicated to his job of protecting the public from the dangerous criminals. He is very likeable but I feel that there is more to learn about him. His partner, Julie, I find very confusing and not very likeable but I could have missed out on background development in the earlier books so I am keeping an open mind.
The story is very unique with the suspect killing policemen left right and centre and has several unusual twists to make this a book that stands out from the norm. It has a lot going on from the very first page and I found myself turning page after page until the very end. The suspense is off the rails as you find yourself rooting for Hero to stop the suspect before he does any more damage.
I absolutely loved this book and will be reading more by this author.
I was provided with a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
About the author
M A Comley is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Justice series. As an indie author she has reached the top 20 on Amazon, number 2 on Barnes and Noble, and the top five in the iTunes charts on both sides of the pond. To date her novels have sold over one million copies worldwide. She is a prolific author who writes fast-paced thrillers. She often pushes the boundaries and is not afraid to tackle tough subjects. Mel has also written, the Hero series, the DI Sally Parker series, the Intention series, and the DI Miranda Carr series. She has also co-authored the OCT series with Tara Lyons and the Deception series with fellow NY Times bestselling author Linda S Prather.
Even after six years of publishing, she still spends over a hundred hours every week pounding away at the computer, her life truly does revolve around her love of writing and entertaining her fans.
On the odd occasion she takes time off she enjoys going on long walks with her dog Dex, a rescue labrador, who she adores, spending time pottering around in the garden and reading fellow thriller authors’ works.