January 29, 2013
Book Review - Flesh and Blood by Mark Peterson
English police procedural with an interesting lead character, DS Minter, a product of a relentless string of foster homes, who retains a fierce commitment to honesty and integrity. He doesn't have the social awareness to fit in and this causes tension in police ranks as they try to contain a drug war in their seaside city of Brighton & maintain front line policing whilst dealing with the internal politics of the force. Occasionally gruesome, as revenge and payback escalates, Peterson has the capacity to provide the shades of grey that bring to life the complexity of the choices that are made in the story. A good solid crime novel.