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Halo of Power by Jeremy Holden
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Halo of Power is the third novel in the critically-acclaimed Mal Thomas Mystery series, and having read each of them in rapid succession I feel strongly that this is the best instalment yet. Each can be read as a standalone without any issues whatsoever, but to get the most out of the series I recommend reading them chronologically. The plot is, as always, interesting and excitement-filled; it'll also keep readers guessing until the final pages. It's exceptionally well-paced, and our protagonist, Mal, is a charismatic, affable and determined individual who goes on many an adventure throughout the series, and this instalment is no exception.

This has to be the most topical and intriguing outing to date, and the places he visits are varied and exotic. Together Mal and friends team up against a shadowy secret organisation in the hopes of restoring transparency. It brings to bear thought-provoking societal issues about who really is in charge and the dark forces that often can be at play without the knowledge of the general population. In interviews about the this third book, Mr Holden has stated that at the time of planning the final reveal the Me Too movement was just gathering pace, which very much inspired him to mould the powerful team necessary to combat these evil doers. He also introduces the theme of feminism, which was most welcome, and the satirical humour was a nice touch, too.

Many thanks to Clean Publishing for an ARC.
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March 2, 2019 – Shelved

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