Many thanks to Tracy Fenton and Compulsive Readers for my spot on this Blog Tour.
This was one wicked ride, the story brought a zing to my blood and made me read it faster than the speed of light. I used to love such thrillers years ago, and this book brought that love to life. It evoked my passion with its darker and convoluted overtones, mixing the ancient scriptures with the modern murders.
A police investigation into the murders occurring across town was the core of the story. To this the author gave a twisted backstory about the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Book of Janus. Charles Priest was the supervising solicitor overlooking the search. Professor Owen had it. Elisha Capendale wanted it. And someone was murdering people, believing those lancient texts. The author did not stop there. He decided to add another tasty bit. Charles Priest’s brother was a serial killer and currently locked up.
This book by author James Hazel was a pure adrenaline rush. The book did not stop even when I wanted to. It kept revealing those secrets which lured me down the dark pathways where the lights kept blinking hypnotically.
The characters all had an edge to them, firing up my enthusiasm. There was a live energy around them. The twisted, winding plot of the book demanded that I read it at one go. Such was the compelling writing of the author James Hazel. A rocking ride!!
I received a free ARC from Tracy and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Before turning his hand to writing, James Hazel was a lawyer in private practice specialising in corporate and commercial litigation and employment law.
He was an equity partner in a regional law firm and held a number of different department headships until he quit legal practice to pursue his dream of becoming an author.
He has a keen interest in criminology and a passion for crime thrillers, indie music and all things retro.
James lives on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds with his wife and three children.
A secret buried for two thousand years.
The rise of an ancient evil.
An invisible killer who will stop at nothing.
When a brutal serial killer defies all known methods, the police call in prolific lawyer and former homicide detective, Charlie Priest, to assist the hunt.
Working together they soon discover a link to a lost scripture that contains a secret so devastating that its custodians are prepared to die to keep it.
Tangled in a dark world of fanaticism, chaos and deadly secrets, Priest comes up against a nemesis more formidable and deranged than any he has previously encountered.
There is no Judgment Day. There is something far worse.
Publication Date: 19th September 2019
Publisher: Zaffre Books