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Source: Review Copy
The bullet in his brain isn’t the problem. She is.
Michael North is a hero with a bullet in the brain to prove it. A bullet which has rewired his neural pathways and heightened his sense of intuition.
A bullet which is driving him mad.
Working for an extra-governmental agency called The Board, North knows one thing for sure.
He is very good at killing very bad guys.
But what happens when a hero is ordered to kill a good woman rather than a bad man? Because it turns out that rising political start, Honor Jones, MP, can’t stop asking the right questions about the wrong people.
He should follow orders.
Killing State is a fast paced, bang on target political thriller with an intriguing and double edged main protagonist with a reflective and foreshadowing feel about what the future could hold under an ever more controlling government.
I liked the moral sense of it throughout – the man who kills for a living yet draws lines in the sand, the fact that Michael North faces his own ever unknown death sentence adds a nuance to Killing State, he is an anti-hero who is really very compelling. The action is fast and furious and the political landscape drawn is a darkly terrifying one.
Multi layered characters are key to this story and the author shows their background and motivations really well, the more contemplative moments offset against the high octane ones make this a brilliantly immersive read. There are mystery elements that keep you intrigued, a terrific sense of place and purpose and overall I found this to be highly enjoyable and a right old page turner.
Hope to see more of Michael North very soon.
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