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Book: Devil Dealing (The Ryder Quartet Book 1) by Ian Patrick

Book Reviews: Devil Dealing (The Ryder Quartet Book 1) by Ian Patrick

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


Ian Patrick

about this book: The first crime thriller by the author, in which Detective Jeremy Ryder and his team pursue hardened criminals through the streets of Durban and the tangled bushes surrounding the city. These police procedural thrillers are based on research in the company of detectives and forensic specialists, and they deal with assassinations, vigilante justice, and the moral dilemma of cops trying to deal with vicious crime. This first volume in a four-book series takes the detectives on a hunt for two mysterious criminals. One is a petty thief turned vicious criminal by his experiences in prison. The other is a mysterious figure who appears to be the organiser of a network of underground activities in the gambling industry, but with connections to people in high places.

• "I have uncovered a gem. A knockout ... WHAT a fabulous book... a first class thriller" (Amazon Reviewer)

• "An action-packed thriller rooted in the real world of crime. Authentic and well-researched with witty dialogue from real characters. Very enjoyable" (Amazon Reviewer)

• "This is totally absorbing. What a page-turner, right from the beginning. I know the Durban scene very well, and like many am fascinated by its crime and policing." (Goodreads Reviewer)

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 Lovely crime thriller but audio a little rushed

I thought this was lovely. The audio was in parts a little too rushed, but the plot was really good and the villain was exceptional. I like the witty detectives too. Good writing. [by Elnora]

 Wonderful and very different crime fiction thriller

This was different from the norm and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have become interested in the crime scene in South Africa ever since the Oscar Pistorius case which I followed avidly. I then started reading about the real world of crime and I was horrified. Scenes like this happen in other countries, and not in dear old Bath in tranquil England, I thought. But now I've realised how dark and vicious the crimes can be in a number of countries. This book is well written and very enjoyable. The detectives are (mostly) thoroughly good people just doing their job. It was good to read this. [by Beatrice Cooke]

 Even better a couple of years later

A friend of mine got this on a free promotion this weekend and I told her I'd already read it. But it prompted me to go and get it out again. Brilliant. I loved it. Very uncannily accurate about crime in this region. [by Carol]

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