Reeling from his wife’s unsolved murder, Malcolm Cutter is just going through the motions as a chauffeur and bodyguard for Hollywood’s rich and famous.
Then a pair of Guatemalan tough guys offer him a job. It’s an open question whether they’re patriotic revolutionaries or vicious terrorists. Either way, Cutter doesn’t much care until he gets a bomb through his window, a gangland beating on the streets of L.A., and three bullets in the chest. Now there’s another murder on Cutter’s Mind. His own.
a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Malcolm Cutter’s wife was murdered 7 months
ago. They were both given a cocktail of
drugs hidden in their food. This caused
Hailey to jump off a cliff and Malcolm spent the last seven month in a
sanitarium with drug induced madness. He’s
finally well enough to return home.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t feel like home anymore and no one is hiring
him to chauffeur or bodyguard, since his last client committed suicide and he
lost his mind. Suddenly a Guatemalan
politician, hires him to investigate the kidnapping of a Dona Elena Montes and
the subsequent murder of her first husband Toledo. That’s when all hell breaks loose, someone is
trying to kill him and set him up. Has
he gotten too close? Now he’s wondering
if his wife’s unsolved murder has something to do with this as well. Will he find out before he himself gets
an awesome book. There was nonstop
action throughout! I loved the fact that
the author did not have any sex scenes or swearing throughout the book. It was a fast paced thrill ride, with quite a
unique cast of characters. This was a
fantastic mystery novel with many twists.
This is certainly one of the most enjoyable novels I’ve read this year.
About the Author
A master of profound suspense.
Athol Dickson's mystery, suspense, and literary novels have won three Christy Awards and an Audie Award. Suspense fans who enjoyed Athol's They Shall See God will love his latest novel, January Justice, the first installment in a new mystery series called The Malcolm Cutter Memoirs. The second and third novels in the series, Free Fall in February, and A March Murder, are coming in 2013.
Critics have favorably compared Athol's work to such diverse authors as Octavia Butler (Publisher's Weekly), Hermann Hesse (The New York Journal of Books) and Flannery O'Connor (The New York Times). Athol lives with his wife in southern California.