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Jake Boulder’s help is requested by his best friend, Alfonse, when his cousin is crucified and burned alive along with his wife and children. As Boulder tries to track the heinous killer, a young woman is abducted. Soon her body is discovered and Boulder realises both murders have something unusual in common.
With virtually no leads for Boulder to follow, he strives to find a way to get a clue as to the killer’s identity. But is he hunting for one killer or more?
After a young couple are snatched in the middle of the night the case takes a brutal turn. When the FBI are invited to help with the case, Boulder finds himself warned off the investigation. When gruesome, and incendiary, footage from a mobile phone is sent to all the major US News outlets and the pressure to find those responsible for the crimes mounts. But with the authorities against him can Boulder catch the killer before it’s too late?
It is good to have another outing with Jake Boulder in this 2nd book in the series. It will work very well as stand-alone so don’t worry if you haven’t read book 1.
As we get to know Jake better I am not sure if I really like his character but he is what he is. He doesn’t follow the rules and this puts him at logger heads with the people in authority but even they cant disagree with the fact that he gets results (one way or another)
Alfonse is his friend and Jake relies on him and his exceptional IT skills. I am not sure what Alfonse does to fill his time as he always seems to be at Jake’s beck and call. He comes into his own a bit more in this book as tragedy strikes his family. When a whole family is found crucified and burned alive Jake sets about trying to track down the murderers. This is no easy task as the killers are targeting anyone who doesn’t fit in their group.
This book is perfect for people who like the gory side of crime fiction. I don’t want to look inside the author’s head to see where he got the ideas for the gruesome murders that are detailed in this book but it certainly gets the adrenaline rushing and the pages turning.
As Jake struggles with his feelings for Taylor he is also on a mission to find the people who caused his friend so much grief.
There are many twists and turns to this book. As the chase to find the murderers before they kill many more people picks up speed it has the reader guessing right to the end.
A time served joiner Graham has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000 he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
He is the author of four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team and now two books in the crime series featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.