Rozhki Ro Ro من عند Thimmanayakanahalli, Karnataka 572140، الهند
It's not that often you see a book blurb by the brilliant Daniel Woodrell so when you do it's a good bet that the book is worth a look. The Terror of Living does have a blurb by Mr Woodrell along with blurbs by the great Tom Franklin, Michael Koryta and a certain Stephen King. With thumbs up from this great line-up the book certainly had a lot to live up to. Glad to say that it delivered on all counts. Starting as a drug drop that goes wrong and continuing with the subsequent chase down it had me glued to the page. The story is told in short bursts as Phil Hunt and his wife Nora are pursued by smalltown Deputy Sherrif Drake, DEA agent Driscoll & cold, cold hearted hit-man Grady. Throw in a corrupt lawyer, desperate Vietnamese drug mules and two ruthless Vietnamese drug dealers and you have a non-stop, hard-hitting belter of a novel. The short, sharp nature of each section keeps things ticking nicely and means that you desperately want to see what happens next. Also gives Mr Waite chance to flesh out all his characters, and he does so beautifully, and ensures that there is never a lull in the action. Really, really recommend this and Mr Waites next book cannot come soon enough for me.