Thursday, 14 October 2010
Book: Buried Alive by J.A Kerley
The latest in Jack (J.A) Kerley's Carson Ryder series is another cracker.
Carson heads off, with his dog Mr Mix-Up, to a cabin in the mountains for a well deserved holiday and finds himself drawn into a murder investigation. The victims have been horribly tortured and Carson has to use his expertise to help the locals as the FBI threaten to take over.
This installment marks a welcome return for Carson's criminal genius brother Jeremy who has been living in the sanctuary of the mountains, he adds his unique perspective to the mix.
This series boasts a fine array of recurring and guest characters, many of which (especially Jeremy and Sandhill) could have their own spin off books. The cast here includes a cool Forest Ranger, a pro fighter, a cute local cop and a sneering FBI Agent, all of whom add great depth and colour to the story.
I highly recommend the entire series, starting with The Hundredth Man, but this is great on it's own too.
Ric's Rating: 85%