My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I picked up this book because of a quote on the front of the book which said Life on Mars meets The Sweeney only harder, and this made me want to read it.
Once I had finished it I would have to say that it wasn’t a bad book and that at times it was very, very funny, and that even though some of the police characters were violent nasty bastards you would rather be stuck in a room with them that with some of the villains that you meet in this this book.
You can understand the quote on the front of the book once you have read it, because no-one in The Sweeney or Life on Mars were quite like, or did anything remotely like the bunch of characters in this book did, but there isn’t a character here as memorable as a Gene Hunt or a Jack Regan, which is a bit of a shame.
I wouldn’t recommend this book if you don’t like swearing or toilet based humour, but if you don’t mind that sort of stuff and like a story where the good guys are not so good, but are much better than the really bad guys and proper villains get a good kicking then this is a book for you.