Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Daily Mail Review

The reviews are starting to come in. Here is the first newspaper review which appeared in The Daily Mail, one of the highest circulation newspapers in the UK.

I have reproduced the text below and beneath that is a link.

An impressive debut thriller from Scots-born TV screenwriter Sean Black that introduces a new full-on action hero.

Former Royal Military Police close protection officer Ryan Lock, is now working for a major biotech company in which is the subject of animal rights protests.

Ferocious and single-minded, but with a conscience, Lock proceeds to confront one of the finest female villains since 's Rosa Klebb with a style that would bring a smile to the face of his spiritual father - Lee Child's Jack Reacher.

Clearly influenced by Child and Joseph Finder, Black drives his hero into the tightest spots with a force and energy that jump off the page. He still has a little to learn when it comes to depth of character and pacing, but that won't take long. Lock is clearly going to be around for a long time.

With a spine-tingling finale that reminded me of Die Hard, this is a writer, and a hero, to watch.