5 stars out of 5. Dec. 28, 2015
RAF member Charlie Wetherspoon flew from Afghanistan with five kilo's of heroin taped to his roiling stomach. He'd agreed to be a drug mule for a fee of $10,000. But then, Charlie got greedy. However, more money wouldn't erase the mess Charlie soon found himself being dragged into. Charlie's pathetic, short sighted focus blinded him to coming events as they exploded around him. Soon he was in the sights of the military, the police and drug dealers.
The writing style, pace and slang used in the story are U.K. English. The story telling is crisp and well done while being depressing.
The story is free of obvious editing errors and the plot is dark and dangerous. You can sense from the beginning that things are not going to end well for Charlie's pathetic, dreg of society character.
Charlie and the lazy, crazy sub-characters are well developed to where I'd not want to waste any time getting to know them.
Sentence structure was out of the norm of American English authors but typical and acceptable for UK writing. The plot was fresh and held my interest; but at times I wanted to put the book down because there are no heroes here. Losers and criminals abound, and it was hard to accept the dismal futures of those characters. But those people have a life too, and it was realistically portrayed in Blackspoon.
This review was made in exchange for a free book.
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