Posted by Book Mavens on October 27th, 2011
Title: Stolen Souls: A Jack Lennon Investigation
Author: Stuart Neville
Publisher: Soho Press, October 2011
Summary: A young Ukrainian sex slave escapes from her captors only to find an even greater horror awaits her.
Soon after the brother of a Lithuanian crime boss is found dead, three of his business associates are murdered. Detective Inspector Jack Lennon must work quickly to stop the situation from spiraling out of control while trying to find the young woman who may hold the key to the brutal killings.
Stuart Neville is by far one of the greatest crime fiction writers I have ever read. Starting with “The Ghosts of Belfast” and “Collusion”, Neville continues his Jack Lennon series with this new novel, again set in Belfast. “Stolen Souls” delivers non-stop action from first page to last. In fact, I was lucky to find a good stopping place in the middle so I could get some sleep because once back into it, I was in until the end. Neville’s protagonists are far from perfect. They are deeply flawed and living on the edge. Do these faults make us love them any less? Absolutely not. This is one of Neville’s gifts. We can forgive his heroes anything, because there is always someone out there darker and more evil than they could ever be.
Who Might Like This?: Fans of excellent crime fiction.
Recommended by: Sue B, Circulation Coordinator
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