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categories: Book, Assassination, Pulp, Hard-Boiled, Sunshine Noir, Hit-Squad, Vigilante, Action, Mystery, Revenge, Police Procedural, Adventure, Thriller, Crime Fiction


Ian Patrick

about this book: Detectives at war with vicious criminals. Assassinations. Vigilante justice. Heroism. Another gripping crime thriller and police procedural based on the author's personal experience of brutal crime, and written on the basis of front-line research in the company of detectives, victims, and forensic specialists. Detective 'Nights' Mashego, who first appeared in the author's earlier book 'Plain Dealing', the third volume of 'The Ryder Quartet', now returns in a separate stand-alone thriller. He pursues the forces of darkness through the depths of the undergrowth in the bushes located north of Durban on the coast of the Indian Ocean.

• "As a retired big city homicide sergeant I am careful of praise and often stop reading a book as I've already figured out the ending. This book, however, superbly dealt with the issues of police everywhere." (Amazon Reviewer).

• "I can't get enough of crime fiction, and this book proves it. The Mashego File had me hooked from the first page to the very last ... It's a heart pounding story that I dare anyone to be able to put down before they've finished it." (Amazon reviewer)

• "Hey. Hot stuff. This was outstanding. I loved this, man. Real, in your face, action and mayhem. And good, good writing, man. Superb thriller. Mashego is my man." (Goodreads)

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Plain Dealing (The Ryder Quartet Book 3) by Ian Patrick
Gun Dealing (The Ryder Quartet Book 2) by Ian Patrick
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 Very moving and very good

I was moved to tears in the final scene of this book - but they were tears of joy, actually, after a harrowing trip through the realities of crime. The Detective's relationship with the little boy is so, so wonderful. I sobbed when he left a present for the little guy in the hospital, and then I sobbed in the (very exciting) football match. I'm a real sentimental old thing but I have to say that it was such a good book to read, with such real people in the pages. [by Stephanie]

 Very different and quite brilliant

I finished this just this weekend. It was amazing. It kept me riveted all the way. The opening scene is grisly but then it gets very exciting as Detective Mashego goes on the hunt for killers and uncovers massive corruption right to the top of the police. Very, very good indeed. [by Jennifer Goodson]

 Five-star knockout thriller

Very different. Very exciting. Very thrilling. A great character. Detective Mashego has a heart of gold and an instinct for justice. But that instinct is not derived from a heart of gold. On the contrary, he has some dark experiences which means that he will cut no slack for any hardened criminal. This is a book about justice and retribution. Beautifully written. [by Pieter Schulz]

 Great action and true to life

I loved this. Great action from the first page and then very good all the way. I like Mashego. He's a very cool dude. And from what I've read in the media this is very, very true to life. [by Alan Hunt]

 Very true to life

This was very good. I know the country and the place where this plot is situated, and it was amazingly true to life. The character of Mashego is the driving force in the book: he is a real hero. Well written, and very exciting. [by David Luruli]

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