Saturday 10 March 2012

Review - Death Trip by Lee Weeks

Death TripDeath Trip by Lee Weeks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 2 days

Blurb From Amazon

It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. But it became a journey into hell…

Paradise has become a nightmare. Five young voluntary workers on a once in a lifetime gap year in Thailand have vanished into thin air. Entire villages lay ransacked, their people brutally murdered.

Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, troubled detective Johnny Mann is haunted by personal demons, including the unsolved murder of his father. Trying to pick up the pieces of his life, he receives a desperate plea for help from a woman in Amsterdam - a woman who claims to have known his father intimately years before.

Hoping to unravel to mystery shrouding his father's death, Mann agrees to go undercover and search for the five missing teenagers, one of whom is the woman's 18-year-old son, Jake. And Mann's secret brother…

From the carefree beaches of Thailand to the labyrinthine streets of Amsterdam, nothing is as at seems as Mann is plunged into conspiracy and peril and pitted against pure evil.

My Review

Johnny Mann is back (this is the 3rd book in the series) and this time it is personal. 5 young volunteer workers have been kidnapped whilst on a gap year in Thailand. Men, women and children have been slaughtered and cast aside after the kidnappers have taken what they need. Now Johnny has been called in to help find them and discovers one of them is his brother.

As with any of Lee Weeks books you are taken on quite a journey filled with violence, murder, treachery and deceit. Some of the story is pretty graphic, people are murdered and used purely for pleasure then brutally discarded and the author paints quite a picture.

Johnny has his work going against him as usual but a few trusty friends to help him on his way to find and save the volunteers and find out more about his father than he may have bargained for. Yet another book that is hard to put down and a few other story lines along the way to keep the reader engaged. The only thing that annoyed me slightly was one chapter would end on something really gripping happening and switch to what was happening with other characters so you would have to wait a bit to find out what happens. Other than that I really liked it so it is a 4/5 for me this time.

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