Martin Tracey: Mind Guerrilla

Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for Mind Guerrilla. My review is written with thanks to Zoe O’Farrell for inviting me on the tour and to the author for my copy of the book.

Blurb:

When a high-end escort is discovered murdered in her plush waterside apartment, so begins the hunt for a serial killer known as The Crucifier due to the unusual slaying and positioning of his victims.
In parallel there remains the need to locate a dangerous and elusive doomsday cult.
DCI William Chamberlain and DI Judd Stone have an acute thirst for justice on both accounts.
Stone is an ex-football hooligan turned cop. Riddled with guilt and anger, he is used to getting results – albeit somewhat unconventionally.
Chamberlain suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, but curiously, as his health deteriorates, his ability to perform acts of telekinesis increases. When faced with life or death, Chamberlain progresses from manipulating physical matter to controlling minds and sets in motion a dramatic chain of events. But why do things spiral out of control, placing an unknown high-profile target in danger?
Assistance comes from the most unlikely of sources but who is also working against the wheels of justice?
And just what is the connection between The Crucifier, the cult and the high-profile target?
With Spaghetti Western overtones, the chase from Liverpool to London and through both Birmingham UK and Alabama, finds both detectives having to confront their darkest demons in pursuit of the sweet taste of revenge.

Review:

I always look forward to meeting a new team of detectives and DI Judd Stone and his boss, DCI William Chamberlain were no different. I loved the way they worked together and their friendship outside of work. They both have interesting stories and I enjoyed getting to know them and seeing how their life experiences have shaped their methods in the present day. 

Tracy’s writing is very detailed and as such, the reader is given a strong sense of place and time by the references to real places and events. It also means that as readers we are taken to the heart of the action and made to feel involved. As a result though, the novel is quite long and I did find this made the pace a little slower than I am used to in a police procedural. 

It’s mentioned in the blurb that Chamberlain is able to perform telekinesis. I don’t know much about this and it was interesting to learn more. It also adds something a little different to the novel.

As the novel reaches the end, it becomes more frantic as the detectives search for their suspect. There are lots of twists and turns so I was keen to see how it would conclude and I look forward to seeing what these characters get up to in the next installment.

Mind Guerrilla is available from Amazon.

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