by Athol Dickson
About the book:
Reeling from his wife’s unsolved murder, Malcolm Cutter is just going through the motions as a chauffeur and bodyguard for Hollywood’s rich and famous. Then a pair of Guatemalan tough guys offer him a job. It’s an open question whether they’re patriotic revolutionaries or vicious terrorists. Either way, Cutter doesn’t much care until he gets a bomb through his window, a gangland beating on the streets of L.A., and three bullets in the chest. Now there’s another murder on Cutter’s Mind. His own.
January Justice is a big book with lots of twists and turns. Opening with Malcolm coming home after spending 7 months in a mental hospital after suffering a major breakdown when his wife walks off a cliff and he can't save her. Behind all the pain and sorrow is a huge mystery of what happened just before his wife died and he went crazy - and a wild ride filled with murder, attempted murder, beatings and confusion.
January Justice is a bit of a violent ride although there is no language or bedroom scenes that I can think of (however not without 1 young woman trying of course). It does take a while to get the story moving and I'll be honest at first I had a hard time focusing long enough to get very far. I am so glad that I stuck with it. The mystery behind the mystery came out of nowhere and Athol Dickson managed to cross all the T's and dot all the I's and didn't leave me hanging!
Wonderful book! This title however is for adults (no teens here please) and if you like suspense, mystery and a whole lotta angst it should be right up your alley! I had not read this particular author before and would personally compare him to J.A. Jance some (in the writing) and even a little Iris Johanson (through the story itself and the ability to draw the reader in).
About the author:
Athol Dickson’s mystery, suspense, and literary novels have won three Christy Awards and an Audie Award. Suspense fans who enjoyed Athol’s They Shall See God will love his latest novel, January Justice, the first installment in a new mystery series called The Malcolm Cutter Memoirs. The second and third novels in the series, Free Fall in February, and A March Murder, are coming in 2013.
Critics have favorably compared Athol’s work to such diverse authors as Octavia Butler (Publisher’s Weekly), Hermann Hesse (The New York Journal of Books) and Flannery O’Connor (The New York Times). Athol lives with his wife in southern California.
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Disclaimer: I was given a copy of the book to read & review on GivingNSharing. I was not required to have a positive review and no money exchanged hands. Thanks!