Book Review Amongst the Killing

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ATK Final Cover (3)Title: Amongst the Killing

Author: Joe Compton

Genre: Crime Thriller

Rating: A

For as long as he could remember, Detective Charles Street wanted to be a police officer, moreover a detective. He wanted to be knee-deep in the action, working the biggest cases, and reaping the biggest rewards. But he didn’t think when his dream job came calling that it would ever turn into his nightmare.

For as long as he could remember, Jack Casey just wanted to be free, his own man to do what he pleased, when he pleased. He too craved action, and when his dream life came calling, he didn’t think he would meet anyone who was his equal, and definitely didn’t think he would ever have difficulty leaving behind the world he loathed and mocked.

Amongst The Killing documents both of their stories, told in their own words, as the moments unfolded when their paths first crossed and their lives intersected. How could two men, with two different philosophies, be so different and yet so connected?

As the ultimate cat and mouse game unfolds, each has to deal separately with the other’s decisions and the effects they have in turning their lives sideways and upside-down. Will one of them crack? Will one of them succeed?  Ultimately, the journey may mean more than the game, and show both of them the outcome neither was ever expecting.

Jack Casey and Detective Charles Street are playing a dangeorus game of cat and mouse. One man is a police officer, living his dream job that has turned into a nightmare. The other wants to be free to follow his fantasies, no matter how disturbing they may be. A crime thriller that focuses heavily on characterization. Casey is an interesting antagonist, and I preferred the parts that were about him. Reminded me of Silence of the Lambs and other classics, so the book definitely has its merits. I enjoyed it, and if you like thrillers, you should read this one.

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