Deadly Game by Matt Johnson – Blog Tour Review.

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About the Book

Reeling from the attempts on his life and that of his family, Police Inspector Robert Finlay returns to work to discover that any hope of a peaceful existence has been dashed. Assigned to investigate the Eastern European sex-slave industry just as a key witness is murdered. Finlay, along with his new partner Nina Brasov, finds himself facing a ruthless criminal gang, determined to keep control of the traffic of people into the UK.

My Review

Deadly Game is the second book in the series that features Robert Finlay. I would strongly advise that the series is read in order.
The prologue featuring Relia was quite distressing and just made me think about how many young women have been convinced by the promise of a bright future. Only to find too late that it would never be the one that they dreamt of. The part of the novel that covers the sex trafficking shows the way the young women are controlled and how impossible their situation is.
Not all the book is about sex trafficking though. There is another storyline running throughout most of the novel. One which the reader finds out more but Robert Finlay is oblivious to. It is this story that makes it essential to read Wicked Game. This storyline is quite chilling. I won’t reveal what it is about but the book is set in 2001 and events that have happened since then, the events that are never far from our news makes you think about what might have happened but never made public.
It is very topical and I hope that there is a follow up. It’s a series that I have enjoyed even though a military crime thriller isn’t one that I would usually read.
The book can be purchased here
With thanks, as always to Karen Sullivan for the copy received.

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