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(Reaper #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  16 reviews
The revenge murder Jim Reaper starts to plan becomes complicated when thousands begin to die in a natural disaster that almost kills the world

Lonely and embittered ex-cop Jim Reaper has nothing much to live for—until he learns that the man who raped his 14-year-old daughter is out of prison after serving only three years. Obsessed with vengeance, Reaper is largely indiffer
Paperback, 378 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Myrmidon Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Peter Brickwood
Seems like a young adult novella.

Yet another dystopian future; this one the result of some mysterious disease.

A rather pedestrian rendition of the various responses to a complete societal breakdown. There is a military establishment, a dictatorship, a consensus colony and lots of groups that think pacifism will prevail.

The whole thing sets up a sequel. Not bad but not particularly engaging.
Claire Wright
Jun 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
Good premise for the storyline; but badly written and too much gratuitous violence. Really struggled with the last few chapters.
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good-reads
I won this through Good Reads First Reads

Jim Reaper is hell bent on revenge ... the monster who raped his 14 year old daughter is out of prison barely 3 years later and Reaper wants to make him pay. So engrossed is he in his revenge plans that he fails to notice that Super-SARS is hitting the population hard.

Those that are left form two factions - those who want to live peacefully, grieve and rebuild and those that will take whatever they want by force. Reaper must decide on which side of the li
Mar 31, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was quite a departure for me to read. It was an interesting quick read and I found myself curious to see how the book would progress. I found myself accepting what had happened (even though my mind kept trying to imagine the situation). I kept feeling the story could be bigger than the book. if that can be said! It made me question other things that could happen. I enjoyed this book and was left wondering what the next instalment would be but this could be more of the same and yet brin ...more
Spencer Broadley
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was slightly apprehensive before I read this, but being a copy sent to me by GoodReads, I thought I would. I think the start was a bit slow, but once I'd got through a couple of chapters it was an unputtable down book and I had finished it within 1 day. There is a story in the book for us all to wonder about - what if we live in a post-apolyptic state with no law enforcement - It makes you think
Gwilym Meyrick
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
won this book via goodreads giveaways and I am very glad I entered. the whole mix of personal greif set in a dystopian post apocalyptic future is an amazing combination, and one that Jon Grahame pulls off really well. I could not put this book down and it took less that 8 hours to finish I was that enthralled.
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I really enjoyed this book, I found the characters easy to relate to, I liked the storyline, and thought the book was well written. I look forward to reading the next book in this series Angel.

< I won this book through a Goodreads first reads giveaway >
Selina Griffin
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I got this as a giveaway with goodreads.
What a terrific read! The action comes think and fast but the writing style is very good, the dialogue sincere and the characters well-developed and believable. There were a few tense moments when I thought "uhoh" but there are some softer character-building type bits too.
I will definitely be finishing this trilogy, a first class read.
Apr 13, 2014 rated it liked it
I won this through Good Reads First Reads.

An interesting combination of revenge thriller and post-apocalyptic science fiction that speculates on the immediate aftermath of a worldwide pandemic wiping out most of humanity. Fast paced and filled with suspense, a definite page turner.
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a true page-turner that I finished in a few days. An excellent post-apocalyptic book, showing just how quickly mankind can descend..
You have got to love Reaper's particular no-nonsense way of justice!
Sep 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Brilliant start to new apocalyptic series
Sian Kerr
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
brilliant gripping and fast paced post apocalyptic thriller. Loved it and just finished Angel which is also brilliant and compulsive(the sequel). Bring on the next
John Mordaunt
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-book, fiction
I enjoyed this, it was more believable than some of the survivor programmes that I have seen. looking forward to the next book.
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read it. The book is interesting and moves well. Some sticky bits but worth the time.
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