Dark Heart, Heavy Soul (Konstantin Book 4) by Keith Nixon

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Book Description:

An adversary from the past asks Konstantin Boryakov for a favour – break into a facility designed to protect £200 million in cash and steal an item far more valuable. Konstantin discovers the only thing more deadly than enemies is friends. Theft, murder, mayhem and a sprinkling of deception await him…

All Konstantin Boryakov wants is a quiet life. In Margate. But someone is looking for him, someone who’ll do whatever they can to get the ex-KGB agent’s attention. Enter Violet, a woman with a penchant for throwing people who upset her out of windows. And Campari.

Reluctantly, Konstantin finds himself building a team to pull off a heist – breaking into a high security cash deposit facility with a hot line to the police. But he’s not to take money, what he’s after is a case, containing something apparently even more precious than the £200 million in notes that’s held behind razor wire defences.
The first member of Konstantin’s team is testosterone loaded prison officer David Lockwood, a man with debts to pay, and not to society. The pair break Sticky Mickey, a data mining expert, out of prison. With the arrival of strong man Lawson the team is seemingly complete, but when Lawson winds up dead, the result of an inconvenient accident, Konstantin is wary, even more so when Lawson’s void is filled by the volatile Violet.

Getting into the facility was the easy step and Lawson just the first to die. Everyone connected with the heist, it seems, is a target and Konstantin must go back to the beginning to find out who’s behind it all before he winds up with a bullet in the heart.

Konstantin Boryakov is done with the past, but seemingly, it’s not done with him…

My Thoughts:

Even though Dark Heart, Heavy Soul is the fourth novel in the Konstantin series and there are a few characters from previous books, I do actually think it works well as a stand alone.

Having read other books in the series, I feel like I know a little bit more about Konstatntin but nowhere near as much as I would like to. I don’t think I have ever come across a character like him. He is surrounded in an aura of mystery and suspense and I am really dying to know more about his whole background and to the person he is today.

I loved Violet and in some ways she is like the female version of Konstantin, though I don’t think he would be to happy with me thinking that. Things are certainly never dull with her around.

The book is made up of short chapters which makes the story feel quite fast paced and had me flying through it in no time. It is jammed packed full of action and there is quite a lot going on through out the story which left me feeling slightly exhausted by the end as I wanted to keep up with it all and not miss anything.

Dark Heart, Heavy Soul is another good read in the series. Full of mystery with twists and turns, it certainly keeps the readers on their toes.

My thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Dark Heart, Heavy Soul is out now and available to purchase from Amazon.

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