Ben Bracken, ex-soldier, has just got out of Strangeways. Not by the front door.
With him, he has his ‘insurance policy’ – a bag of evidence that will guarantee his freedom, provided he can keep it safe.
Rejected by the army, disowned by his father, and any hopes of parenthood long since shattered, Ben has no anchors in his life. No one to keep him steady. No one to stop his cause…
The plan: to wreak justice on the man who had put him in prison in the first place, a ruthless mob boss who heads a powerful crime syndicate.
Loved it. There, that’s the review.
Ok, fine. A Wanted Man is a fast-paced thriller set in and around Manchester, featuring ex-soldier and really fresh ex-con Ben Bracken. Who has just escaped from Strangeways, and has a score to settle.
The book kicks off with a bang, and doesn’t let go until the very end. Parker’s writing is sharp and snappy, his plot taut as a wire and somehow manages to ratchet up the tension consistently from the off. Ben Bracken is a great character and worthy addition to the genre, and whilst I’m late to the party (sorry Rob), it does mean I’ve got a new series to dive into.
I bought this book late the other evening and polished off two-thirds of it in one sitting, getting up early to finish it off the following morning. Proper definition of page turner.
I am very much looking forward to finding out what happens next. Highly recommended.
A Wanted Man by Rob Parker is out now.
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