When retired police officer Finlay Shaw is found dead in a locked room, everyone thinks it’s suicide. But disgraced detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes isn’t so sure.
Together with his former partner Detective Emily Baxter and private detective Edmunds, Wolf’s team begin to dig into Shaw’s early days on the beat. Was Shaw as innocent as he seemed? Or is there more to his past than he’d ever let on?
But not everyone wants Wolf back – and as his investigation draws him ever deeper into police corruption, it will not only be his career on the line – but the lives of those he holds closest as well…
This was a most excellent rock and roll read for me- I’ve loved this trilogy, flaws and all, because the stories are so very addictive, the characters so dark yet often hilarious, that it’s the best form of escapism to be sure.
In this instalment Wolf is back, reconnecting with the group dynamic, getting into and out of trouble with equally passionate flair and Daniel Cole brings together a lot of the underlying threads in wonderfully engaging fashion.
There are moments in Endgame where I choked up with laughter – our motley crew are nothing if not ironically humerous but the dark side remains and there is a reckoning to be had.
The writing is immersive, certainly not perfect but when you get this involved with a story being told everything else fades. The plotting is taut and effective and once more I buried myself in the world of Wolf, Emily et al and left real life behind for a couple of hours.
Overall a really great set of novels and whatever comes next from this author you can count me in.