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Stephen Leather's most impressive creation.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 May 2022
Stephen Leather is a highly prolific author of thrillers, but in my opinion Jack Nightingale is his most successful and original character. Not the usual tough guy with a gun, he is a fairly ordinary bloke, thrown headlong into a world he didn't choose, and which he understands poorly. He manages to survive on his wits, dogged determination and a good slice of dumb luck. He's by no means infallible, but his frequent errors of judgment make him all the more human.
In this episode, he is pitted against an all-powerful enemy, whose origins lie in the distant past, but who operates in present day Las Vegas.. The action zips along at a rapid pace and the book is a very enjoyable way to pass a few hours. I've read and liked all the Nightingale books, looking forward to more installments.