It's 1914. The outbreak of war. In the French city of Arras, a Father is brutally murdered. The Catholic Inquisition sends its most determined of inquisitors, Poldek Tacit, to investigate.
Yet as Tacit arrives, armed forces confront each other across No Man's Land. As he strives in vain to establish the truth behind the murder, a beautiful woman, Sandrine, warns British soldier Henry Frost of a mutual foe even more terrible lurking beneath the killing fields....
©2015 Tarn Richardson (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
I disliked this book right from the off but I persevered until about a third of the way through and by that point I wanted to throw myself in to the jaws of the nearest werewolf.
The juvenile plot constantly flips from one thread to another in an obvious attempt by the author to make the story appear to be complex and sophisticated but this is so badly done that the writing style comes across as amateurish and disjointed.
The characters are mostly absurd clichés and the weak attempts by the author to add depth only serves to make each of the main players seem more and more ridiculous. The incidental characters are just tossed in to the story to die, like those non speaking bit part players who wear the red shirts in Star Trek.
The narrator does his best with the material at hand but his limited repertoire of voices only makes things worse but to be fair, even Sir Lawrence Olivier would struggle to improve drivel such as this.
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