David Brodie, literally once ace reporter, is on a serious downward slide with ex-wife, ex-job and ex-bank balance hanging around his neck. Until he receives a phone call. From a dead man. Soon it could be ex-life.
When the corpse of her ex-husband turns up in dubious circumstances Emily Hollowman enlists ex-KGB and current tramp Konstantin Boryakov to investigate. With stone cold killer, Mr. Lamb in tow the pair discovers all roads lead to disgraced businessman, Gordon Dredge, the man who cost Brodie everything.
But Dredge is in trouble too, in debt to gangland boss Stevie ‘The Steroid’ Oakhill. But Oakhill has his own problems; a Chechen by the name of Adam is trying to take his business.
The hilarious follow-up to bestselling The Fix – gangsters, murder and a multitude of sarcasm await… who will die first?
I’m Dead Again though easily read as a stand alone, features Konstantin Boryakov who we first get to meet in The Fix.
The Fix and I’m Dead Again are very different from the usual crime thrillers I read. Keith’s style is very unique and different from others in the same genre that I have read so far.
Again as in the The Fix, I’m Dead Again has very short chapters which makes the story flow quite quickly. With the chapters being short it makes this story even more action packed.
I’m actually warming to Konstantin now, being ex KGB and a tramp he isn’t going to come across as one of the nicest people you could meet but I found that in this story he was much more of a likeable character than in The Fix, although I feel that the author seems to be holding back with this character and would love to find out more about him. There certainly seems to be a variety of characters which makes it even more interesting.
With his unique style of writing, the author certainly grabs the readers attention and it certainly makes for an entertaining read. Look forward to seeing more of Konstantin and seeing what the future holds for him.
I won a signed copy of this book in a give away run by The Book Club, so many thanks to them and the author.
I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.
I’m Dead Again is available to purchase from Amazon