Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting me on the Blog Tour for SUSPENDED RETIBUTION by Rob Ashman
Alex Jarrod is a war veteran. When a flesh-eating parasite destroys his face, he returns from Afghanistan with a head full of nightmares. His world crumbles around him until he realises there is work to be done. Another war to fight.
DI Rosalind Kray has her hopes pinned on becoming the new DCI after tracking down another serial killer, but those in charge have other ideas.
After a small-time crook is killed in a hit and run and a serial burglar is brutally murdered, Kray suspects a vigilante is at work. But her bosses disregard her theory – until they discover a third victim.
Once again Kray finds herself on the trail of a serial killer but this one is different. This one lives in his own private war zone.
With her bosses on her heels Kray has her work cut out and the body count is rising.
But he’s not going to stop until the mission is complete … and Kray’s not going to stop until she finds him.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Oh wow I just love this cover. If ever a man was troubled it is him, a hero that has seen too much, done too much and is damaged more than anyone knows. A trained killing machine returned to civvy street, but his war is far from over. He has brought back an enemy with him. PTSD
Alex Jarrod was one of the good guys but his friends were maimed or died in the war and he couldn’t justify it and now back home a judge, that was known for his soft approach, had let criminals off with a slap on the wrist or a very light sentence. Alex was compelled to serve up an appropriate punishment to fit each crime and he is brutal with his justice. Oh this is good.
Rob Ashman’s third book in this series is another thrilling winner for crime readers. The story played with my mind not because he was a sort of vigilante but simply because of him. The flash backs to memories of the war and his own trauma were gut wrenching. Living nightmares that were out of his control as he fought the ghosts of his past in present day. The murders seem unrelated as the methods are so random but DI Rosalind Kray is on fine form.
Kray is a bit of a complex character because of personal trauma that had gone on in the first couple of books but with the aid of the good Doc things are looking up. In fact there are a few real light hearted moments about from Kray in this book.
Each of these books in this series are completely different in style, pace and conclusion, which is brilliant for the reader, as each book is a pandora’s box of perfection.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Like all good welsh valley boys Rob worked for the National Coal Board after leaving school at sixteen and went to University at the tender age of twenty-three when the pit closures began to bite. Since then he’s worked in a variety of manufacturing and consulting roles both in the UK and abroad.
It took Rob twenty-four years to write his first book. He only became serious about writing it when his dad got cancer. It was an aggressive illness and Rob gave up work for three months to look after him and his mum. Writing Those That Remain became his coping mechanism. After he wrote the book his family encouraged him to continue, so not being one for half measures, Rob got himself made redundant, went self-employed so he could devote more time to writing and four years later the Mechanic Trilogy is the result.
When he is not writing, Rob is a frustrated chef with a liking for beer and prosecco, and is known for occasional outbreaks of dancing.
Rob published the Mechanic Trilogy with Bloodhound Books in 2017 and will be releasing three new books during 2018. These are titled: Faceless, This Little Piggy and Suspended Retribution.
THE FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THE SERIES AND BUY LINKS:
THE MECHANIC SERIES AND BUY LINK: (THESE BOOKS CAN BE BOUGHT SINGULAR)