I loved everything about this book: My review of "January Justice" by Athol Dickson

about the book...

Reeling from his wife's unsolved murder, Malcolm Cutter is just going through the motions as a chauffeur and bodyguard for Hollywood's rich and famous. Then a pair of Guatemalan tough guys offer him a job. It's an open question whether they're patriotic revolutionaries or vicious terrorists. Either way, Cutter doesn't much care until he gets a bomb through his window, a gangland beating on the streets of L.A., and three bullets in the chest. Now there's another murder on Cutter's Mind. His own.

my review...

Athol Dickson has long impressed me as an author who can spin a good yarn, and January Justice is one of his best books yet! I loved everything about this book - the top-notch suspense, the precise plotting, and the utterly likeable character of Malcolm Cutter. Malcolm is one of those characters you just can't help rooting for, even though they only exist on paper, as his selfless heart and tragic past combine to make a man you can only admire. The secondary characters of his sidekicks Simon the Butler and Teru the gardner are equally fantastic and bring a lot of life and humor to the story. Athol has employed his usual excellent writing style, and as such the book is a pleasure to read and is terribly difficult to put down to attend to the details of real life.

If you enjoy well-written suspense novels, then check out "January Justice". You will be glad you did. 5 out of 5 stars.

An ebook has been provided courtesy of the author for the purposes of this unbiased review.

about the author...

Image of Athol Dickson Athol Dickson's mystery, suspense, and literary novels have won three Christy Awards and an Audie Award. Suspense fans who enjoyed Athol's They Shall See God will love his latest novel, January Justice, the first installment in a new mystery series called The Malcolm Cutter Memoirs. The second and third novels in the series, Free Fall in February, and A March Murder, are coming in 2013.

Critics have favorably compared Athol's work to such diverse authors as Octavia Butler (Publisher's Weekly), Hermann Hesse (The New York Journal of Books) and Flannery O'Connor (The New York Times). Athol lives with his wife in southern California. Please visit his website at www.AtholDickson.com, and like his Facebook fan page.