Blurb; After convicting a superior for corruption and shooting off a gangster’s crown jewels, the career of Hamburg’s most hard-bitten state prosecutor, Chastity Riley, has taken a nose dive: she has been transferred to the tedium of witness protection to prevent her making any more trouble. However, when she is assigned to the case of an anonymous man lying under police guard in hospital – almost every bone in his body broken, a finger cut off, and refusing to speak in anything other than riddles – Chastity’s instinct for the big, exciting case kicks in. Using all her powers of persuasion, she soon gains her charge’s confidence, and finds herself on the trail to Leipzig, a new ally, and a whole heap of lethal synthetic drugs. When she discovers that a friend and former colleague is trying to bring down Hamburg’s Albanian mafia kingpin single-handedly, it looks like Chas Riley’s dull life on witness protection really has been short-lived…
My Review; I am going to start by saying how I liked it had a little map before the story, an extra little touch. Then, WOW! What an opening to a story, Simone sure knows how to grab the readers attention within the first two pages. I also loved how the main character was a woman (Ms Riley).
I liked the way Simone has written this story, very well written but even better is how all the characters got to have their own little part at the end of each chapter as a little conclusion of their own, their own views and problems. Made it perfect!
The ending well… What a fast paced, explosive ending that was. A well deserved four stars from me. An easy to devour, brilliant story. I highly recommend! This story has been translated by Rachel Ward and I think she did a superb job of it too.