“This book is reminiscent of the macho detective heroes of the 80’s. In many ways it reminded me of Charles Bronsen in St Ives.
Pedro has that ultra cool, unflappable Bronsen swagger. John, too is a man’s man.
This is no messing, hard hitting detective fiction. No fluff, no frills just getting on with the action.”
“The excellent dialogue in this book made it a hit for me. The author knew his characters well and was able to keep the dialogue entertaining and authentic.
Good use of the politics of the time to create an unusual plot line.”
“This is detective work 80’s style and it makes a pleasant change. It you grew up in the 80’s or just remember that time, you will get a warm feeling from this book as memories of 80’s cop shows return.”
“Many other characters will enter the plot like the treacherous Sue West, the mysterious dance school owner Rosa and ‘insufferable ass’ Edward.
However, it is John’s contentious relationship with Pedro which is central to the book and which never ceases to take surprising twists and turns.
The author has created distinctive and real characters who carry the plot very well.”
“The Assassin’s Keeper is written very much like a TV series. What I mean by that, is that the action could easily be broken up into a ten part series.
The book has all the elements of good TV detective drama with red herrings, punch ups, murders, back stabbing and intrigue all dotting the path to the explosive conclusion.
A highly original work written in a slightly unusual format. This is not a who-dunnit or a quest for justice type thriller; it examines a rather complex and drawn out plot of revenge in which the stakes could not be higher.”