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When terrorists use a drone to bring down a plane on one of London’s busiest shopping centres, it ignites a chain of events that will draw in the innocent and the guilty alike.
DC Max Wolfe of West End Central finds himself caught in the crossfire between a tech-savvy terrorist cell and a revenge-seeking, Bible-quoting murderer called Bad Moses.
And when Max’s ex-wife suddenly reappears to reclaim custody of his beloved daughter Scout, he finds himself fighting the greatest battle of all ...
Girl on Fire is the fifth book in the DC Max Wolfe series but it's the first I've read. It works perfectly well as a standalone, although when it comes to Max and his personal life, I think reading some of the previous books in the series might've enhanced my experience even more and given me a better understanding of Max. Even without reading the previous books though, Max is a really well developed character with a voice that feels authentic and genuine.
The first chapter had me completely engrossed with its powerful opening line and it instantly transported me right to the scene of the plane crash. The rest of the book continued to grip me in this way with its extremely topical themes and intelligent and perceptive exploration of the impact of these themes on each and every part of society. The thing that most stood out to me is how well-researched and realistic it felt.
The ending was heart-breaking but fitting and really made this book memorable.
Overall, I'm giving Girl on Fire 4 out of 5. It's gritty, powerful and engrossing. I really enjoyed it.
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About the Author
TONY PARSONS left school at sixteen and his first job in journalism was at the New Musical Express. His first journalism after leaving the NME was when he was embedded with the Vice Squad at 27 Savile Row, West End Central. The roots of the DC Max Wolfe series started here.
Since then he has become an award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into more than forty languages. The Murder Bag, the first novel in the DC Max Wolfe series, went to number one on first publication in the UK. All of the DC Max Wolfe novels have been Sunday Times top five bestsellers.
Tony lives in London with his wife, his daughter and their dog, Stan.
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