Hunter's Chase reviewed by David W Robinson
Here is another fine 5* review about Hunter's Chase by David W Robinson. It is a pleasure to be able to share it here.
Hunter by name – Hunter by nature: DI Hunter Wilson will not rest until Edinburgh is safe.
Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson knows there is a new supply of cocaine flooding his city, and he needs to find the source, but his attention is transferred to murder when a corpse is discovered in the grounds of a golf course.
Shortly after the post-mortem, Hunter witnesses a second murder, but that is not the end of the slaughter. With a young woman's life also hanging in the balance, the last thing Hunter needs is a new man on his team: Detective Constable Tim Myerscough, the son of his nemesis, the former Chief Constable Sir Peter Myerscough.
Hunter's perseverance and patience are put to the test time after time in this first novel in the DI Wilson Crime series.
Running from the man whose fabulous house he’s just burgled, Jamie Thomson stumbles, falls and uncovers the body of a recently deceased woman buried in a shallow grave.
The discovery leads DI Hunter Wilson and his team into a complex web of internecine strife centred on major players in Edinburgh’s criminal fraternity, and there are any number of surprises in store for the various detectives as the case progresses, leading to several unexpected but satisfying conclusions.
The tale unfolds at a moderate pace, gathering momentum as it goes along, and the reader is drawn to like or dislike this character, that detective, this no-hoper, that ambitious individual.
There are various strands to follow, some described in detail, others purposely skimmed to pose further questions. Does DCI Mackay treat Sir Peter with kid gloves because he’s indebted? Does Hunter Wilson take the opposite stand because he has a personal antipathy to Sir Peter?
Police procedures are followed to the letter. When we reach the denouement, there’s no manic car chase, no armed stand-off, no devastating display of Poirot-esque deductive reasoning, merely charges brought on the strength of solid evidence, the result of dogged footwork from a friendly yet dedicated team of CID officers working under the command of a man who is determined yet, like most of us, fallible at times.
Hunter’s Chase is a promising start to what will be an excellent series.
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It is with great delight that Val Penny has accepted a ten-book deal with Spellbound Books.
Val Penny has an Llb degree from the University of Edinburgh and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer but has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballerina or owning a candy store.
Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and novels.
Val is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and their cat.