The Reapers by John Connolly

This is just a very good thriller. It is well written, thoughtful, well paced and has a wealth of interesting characters. Throughout it maintains your interest and although you want to know what happens, you are more than content to wait and see how things unfold. I am sure that the author might be capable of writing dull or uninteresting text, but he does not do it in this book.

One slight caveat, by the end of the book, the pace picks up considerably and new characters are sketched in cartoon tones, only to be dispatched a few pages later. The book slips into the style of Carl Hiassen, whereas previously it was more measured.

Quite simply, one of the best thrillers I have read, and possibly one of the best writers in the field today.

Random Quote - "One of those old railroads, now abandonned, curved through a forest of hemlock, maple, birch, and small beech before emerging into a patch of clear ground, a relic of the Big Blowdown of 1950 that had never been repaired."