Russian Roulette by Keith Nixon @knntom

Book Description:

An ex-KGB operative, a seedy English seaside town, a criminal underbelly.

Trouble has a habit of seeking out Konstantin Boryakov, whether he wants it or not. Starting from the moment he arrives in the seedy seaside town of Margate where he’s supposed to be in hiding from his Russian ex-employers. Konstantin has to overcome the drug dealer, the loan shark and Fat Gary, all round idiot. Then there’s the so-called good guys, the councillors and lawyers who are worse than the criminals.

All Konstantin wants is to be left alone. But it’s not to be. Enter Fidelity Brown, aka Plastic Fantastic, the dildo wielding dominatrix who has her own mélange of secrets and lies, and nightclub owner Ken who’s connected to all the wrong people. Both help the Russian with the heap of problems delivered to his doorstep.

Cue deception, murder, mayhem as Konstantin settles into his new life. Margate will never be the same again. And neither will Konstantin…

Meet Konstantin Boryakov, the enigmatic ex-KGB agent and tramp with a dark history and darker future in the start of a unique crime thriller series laced with a healthy dose of black humour. Pick up Russian Roulette to find out what all the fuss is about.

My Thoughts:

Not sure how I have managed it, but have read the rest of the books in the Konstantin series but for some reason I have never read the first, so of course I had to come back to the first one to see where it all started.

This is a relatively quick read at less than 200 pages on the kindle. It also has short chapters which entices you to keep reading just one more and before you know it, you’ve read several!

Konstantin is a man that always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Trouble certainly is never far away which ensures that there is plenty to keep the reader entertained. He is very much a man with a past of which, even though has hardened him, there are glimpses of a soft side also.

Russian Roulette is a dark and gritty read. I love the Margate setting as definitely don’t think I have read any other books, apart from this series of course, that has been set there. There is definitely lots if murder and mayhem and a very commendable start to a series.

Russian Roulette is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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