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The Murder Exchange When Ex Mercenary Max Iversson Accompanies A Nightclub Owner To An Ill Fated Rendezvous In A Deserted North London Industrial Estate, It Turns Out To Be Not So Much A Set Up As A Bloodbath Three Men Have Been Shot, The Briefcase Iversson Has Been Guarding Is Empty And He Wants To Know WhySo Begins A Hunt For Answers That Will Take Him Into Direct Conflict With Detective Sergeant John Gallan And Take Both Men Into Very Dangerous Territory BrilliantGreat book, keeps you reading and guessing Great twist the end to Highly recommend it, so sit back and enjoy it RATING 4.5Max Iversson is an ex mercenary who has partnered with an old buddy, Joe Riggs, to form a security firm called Tiger Solutions When Max is offered 5,000 for a slam dunk security assignment by the owner of the Arcadia Nightclub, Ray Fowler, he can t turn it down Max and a few of his operatives bring Fowler to a meet with some businessmen who are supposed to be buying his club, when things go horribly awry The Arcadia Club seems to be in the center of the criminal universe First of all, its doorman is murdered and that brings the cops under the leadership of Detective Sergeant John Gallan into launching an investigation There are indications that the club is really run by a mob group under the leadership of Stefan Holtz and his son, Krys, and that there are lots of drug deals going on under the shining lights The club manager, Elaine Toms, is a tough woman who gives the cops a believable story but no meat She and Iversson hook up together when he s at the height of desperation, and she lets him stay at her place to avoid being seen by the police.Kernick employs a very effective writing technique in which he tells the story from the first person point of view of Gallan alternated with the view of Iversson Each is completely unaware of what the other is doing, and it s interesting to see the same information from two different perspectives Obviously, at some point, their stories are going to intersect, and that is very well done.THE MURDER EXCHANGE was an excellent book, one that I thoroughly enjoyed Iversson s life is supposed to be an uneventful one, but he progresses through ever difficult and dangerous situations In spite of his increasingly lawless behavior, he does have some redeeming character traits, such as loyalty to his friends and a compulsion to avenge dirty deeds Meanwhile, Gallan is methodically putting the pieces together He is a thoughtful and intelligent investigator, and Kernick does a great job of presenting the police approach with its wins and misses.There was only one part of the book that didn t work for me, and that was a chapter that was told from the point of view of Krys Holtz Firstly, it interrupted the established pattern of alternating between the Gallan and Iversson viewpoints Secondly, it was extremely graphic While showing the extreme brutality of Holtz s nature, I felt that the information could have been presented subtly instead of rubbing the reader s face in some very gross events.That being said, THE MURDER EXCHANGE is one of the best books that I ve read recently The delivery of the narration through two points of view leads to an interesting contrast and juxtaposition of the two lead characters and the events of the story, as well as a very suspenseful conclusion to the book Fast paced, laced with dry humor THE MURDER EXCHANGE is a book that I highly recommend. Hi,another book read by Simon Kernick, a little slower to start with but builds to a fast pace in the second half, and you follow the story with the twomain characters.As usual lots of characters, and following it from two very different personalities, lots of guessing The last few chapters were very exciting.EnjoyregardsSean I quite enjoyed this 2nd Simon Kernick novel, I was pleasantly surprised as wasn t expecting too much if I m an honest I like the use reference of characters in Kenricks Debut novel similar to an otherUK other Michael Robotham The novel has plenty of violence pretty much what you would expect from a gritty London Underworld novel.

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