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Loose Cannon

Author: Jack Steele
Published: 26 January 2016
Reviewed: 11 August 2016
4 out of 5 stars
Copy supplied by the author in return for an honest review
A psychopath is loose in London. Detective Joe Stone must hunt the serial killer before a gangland civil war breaks out.
My Thoughts & Review:  
Loose Cannon is the début novel for this writer, and what a début it is!  It’s hard hitting, action packed and an engaging read.  With short chapters the pace is brisk and the story flows well, almost too well as I found I read it in 2 days (a mountain of ironing kept me from finishing the book on the first night).

Detective Joe Stone works for the Special Investigations Unit in London so it’s only natural that he is called in to the investigation of a kidnapping.  The kidnapping victim just so happens to the the daughter of the head of the London Mafia.

Stone has his work cut out for him with this case, brutal gang violence aplenty as two rival Mafia families clash and he struggles with his own demons, the disappearance of his girlfriend almost a year ago, which he is sure is connected to one of the Mafia families. 

Physical descriptions are excellent in this book, transporting the reader to the heart of the London underworld.  The characters are cleverly written; they are engaging and realistic, the tension between the two families oozes out the pages, and the interwoven storyline of Detective Stone’s missing girlfriend makes this a compulsive read.  
This is a fast paced read, the author’s writing style works effectively here drawing the reader in with short and punchy chapters, great dialogue and a gripping story.

I’m happy to say there will be a sequel to this, once you get to the end of this book you will know why I am so happy about book two!

You can buy a copy of Loose Cannon here. 

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