DCI Bennett faces the most harrowing case of his career. A psychopath, who escaped capture, is hell bent on revenge and executes a series of events that will not only impact on Bennett physically, but will have emotional and professional consequences.
A body is found with its fingers amputated, then an investigative journalist, embroiled in the pornography and drugs scene, is murdered.
Bennett’s team is faced with some baffling evidence. Hatpins and bicycle spokes become pivotal to the inquiry but the police struggle to connect the evidence.
It is only when a Detective Sergeant from the team is kidnapped that Bennett realises that he is the true target.
Can Bennett solve the case before it’s too late? How many people will he lose in the process?
Game Point is the fourth book in the DCI Cyril Bennett series.
This is one detective crime series that just seems to go from strength to strength.
Cyril has really grown on me through out this series and I have to say in this book he has captured me heart and soul. I would say emotionally this has to be one of the hardest cases he has ever had to work on.
No murder case can be easy to work on but when a team member gets abducted, it gets a whole lot more personal. It becomes a race against time to find out who is behind it all in the hope of saving their colleagues life. I have to admit my heart was in my mouth as to whether they would make it in time and my pulse was racing.
I think with a colleague being abducted it really brings it home to the team and if anything thats what I really enjoyed seeing, them work as a team, and the support network between them all. Without a doubt it’s one of the best for team work in a crime series.
Game Point is without a doubt a fast paced and tense read. The author had me well and truly hooked and had me feeling like I had been through a wind tunnel until I was literally spat out at the other end. Without a doubt another five star read in this highly entertaining crime series.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Game Point is available to purchase from Amazon.
You could say that the writing was clearly written on the wall for anyone born in a library that they might aspire to be an author but to get to that point Malcolm Hollingdrake has travelled a circuitous route.
Malcolm worked in education for many years, even teaching for a period in Cairo before he started writing, a challenge he had longed to tackle for more years than he cares to remember.
Malcolm has written a number of successful short stories and has four books now available. Presently he is concentrating on a series of crime novels set in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Born in Bradford and spending three years in Ripon, Malcolm has never lost his love for his home county, a passion that is reflected in the settings for all three novels.
Malcolm has enjoyed many hobbies including collecting works by Northern artists; the art auctions offer a degree of excitement when both buying and certainly when selling. It’s a hobby he has bestowed on DCI Cyril Bennett, the main character in his latest novel.