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I've become a big Douglas Lindsay fan thanks to his Barney Thompson and Hutton serial killer capers. This one is something else entirely, being billed as a government conspiracy thriller. Writer Lake Weston, pigeon-holed as a children's author, pseudonymously publishes an exposé of repressive government laws and practices. (A lot of them are real and many of them seem like the next logical step.) His publisher, his former editor his ex-wife and a helpful stranger all suffer horribly, but althoug ...more
Lost in Juarez Really enjoyed this book, it was dark, and the plot was full of twists and turns. The book is set in present and follows the events of the British Government in the wake of terrorist threats. Almost under the radar the Government have begun to change laws and freedoms have been lost. Lake Weston popular childrens author becomes one of their victims when he writes the book Axis of Evil, a protest when one of his popular childrens books is axed because the state will not allow it to ...more
unlike Douglas Lindsay's Barney Thompson books this is a black political thriller following the life of a children's author who has his latest book spiked by the Government as they consider it a threat to public order. It takes a few chapters to get going but once it does you have to finish it. As a consequence of the snub of his latest book our hero writes a book which will highlight the failings of the current Government and get himself involved in the darker side of politics. On the run from ...more