Kiss of Death by Paul Finch

Kiss of Death by Paul Finch

EXCERPT: It was a strange thing, but as recently as one day ago, if you’d asked Brian Kelso which of two desperate criminals you’d expect to be the most unrestrainedly violent – the older one, or the younger one – he’d have opted for the younger one every time.

But of course, the last nine hours had not just changed his views on that, it had changed everything.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: Don’t let them catch you…

A Deadly Hunt
DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK’s most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a video tape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning.

A Dangerous Game
Heck realises that there’s another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time, they’ve not just caught the prize: they’ve made sure no one else ever does.

A Man Who Plays With Fire
How far will Heck and his team go to protect some of the UK’s most brutal killers? And what price is he willing to pay?

MY THOUGHTS: I have read some, but not all, of the previous books in this series and mostly loved them. Heck has always been a man of action but, even for him, Kiss Of Death takes this to the extreme. I admit to liking a bit, well actually a lot, more subtlety than what we get here, which is purely gung-ho action man stuff.

If you like lots of violent action, fight scenes, shoot outs and blowing things up, you will love this, but it’s not for me. Definitely not my favorite in this series. But I still definitely recommend this series as a really good read.


THE AUTHOR: Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now full-time writer. Having originally written for the television series THE BILL plus children’s animation and DOCTOR WHO audio dramas, he went on to write horror, but is now best known for his crime / thriller fiction.

He won the British Fantasy Award twice and the International Horror Guild Award, but since then has written two parallel series of hard-hitting crime novels, the Heck and the Lucy Clayburn novels, of which three titles have become best-sellers.

Paul lives in Wigan, Lancashire, UK with his wife and children.

DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Avon Books via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of Kiss of Death by Paul Finch for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.

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4 thoughts on “Kiss of Death by Paul Finch”

  1. Not a fan of action scenes myself. Which is why I avoid anything labeled “spy thriller” or “political thriller” or that involves some sort of government plot, military, etc. My mind wanders through half of it, particularly actions scenes because I really don’t care about tactical maneuvers and specs on weaponry, etc. I love your honest review!

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