The inhabitants of a tiny island off the coast of Scotland harbour a guilty secret – they’ve recovered a hoard of treasure from an ancient wreck.
But four unscrupulous villains from the mainland find out about the treasure and set out to steal it one stormy night.
Things don’t go to plan, though, and the fragile loyalty that exists between them is shattered when the islanders fight back.
What follows is a nightmare of brutality and revenge.
The fast-flowing violence sweeps the reader across a rugged, desolate landscape to a shocking conclusion.
James Raven, author of Stark Warning, has worked for over thirty years in the television industry and drew on his experience when writing this novel. He’s also the author of Rollover.
Brutal Revenge is a relatively short read at only 182 pages and took me no time at all to read it.
Set on a small Scottish Island, it gave the whole storyline an added eeriness to it.
What should have been a simple job turns out to be anything but simple. Brutal Revenge is the perfect example of how crime doesn’t pay. Certainly not for the criminals in this story anyway.
The small community on the island show what community spirit is all about. In times of crisis they very much stand together and show they are a force to be reckoned with.
Even though this is quite a short story, it still manages to pack enough in it so the reader is well and truly gripped. I could very much feel the panic and fear from the residents of the island as well as from the four men when they realise that everything is starting to go wrong.
A highly enjoyable read.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Brutal Revenge is available to purchase from Amazon.