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A quick, interesting read which gave me a bird’s eye view into the life of Detective Sergeant Jack Mason and the crime world in the 90s.

Though Book 5 in the series, this was the story from the early years of Jack Mason’s time at Hackney Central. A pensioner was beaten up in his home, and he died due to his injuries. It was up to Mason to sort to the clues and get to the truth.

My first book by author Michael K Foster depicted old fashioned police investigation where crimes were solved by backbreaking leg work and intelligence, with minimal forensics. The story was quite straightforward, and Mason proved to be capable of finding a balance between his home and work.

Cohesive team mates and surprisingly good boss made his work easier as he had the support he wanted to get to the perp. Criminals and gangs were always two steps ahead, and I liked how the author showed Mason to be clever enough to unmask them.

Overall, an entertaining read.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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When newly appointed Detective Sergeant Jack Mason steps through the doors of Hackney Central Police Station, he is tasked with his biggest nightmare. A pensioner lies dead, his flat has been ransacked, and no one is willing to talk.

But why pick on a vulnerable old man?

No stranger to London’s East End, Mason is under no illusion that the chance of finding the killer is slim. Gripped by notorious drug gangs, knife crime runs rife, and nowhere appears safe.

With time rapidly running out, it soon becomes clear that he’s dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to his own. . .

11 Responses

    1. Look in the mirror,
      You’ll see what you mean to me.
      Search your heart, search your soul
      You’d find me there & you’d search no more…
      So the song goes.
      This song of Bryan Adams is stuck in my head

  1. Thank you so much for an open and honest review Shalini, it’s always nice to receive valued feedback.

  2. I agree with the comment made by Empress – police work seems to be all algorithms and DNA these days so a good old fashioned crime with clues sounds entertaining. Thank you for this review.

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