Short, sharp and meticulously researched, this debut novella by Liam Saville has been on my hit list for a while now so it's been good to make time to sit down quietly and devour it over a few hours.
In Sam Ryan, Saville has created a character who is at once tough, methodical in his investigation, and likeable - you're immediately drawn into his world and share his frustrations when things don't go according to plan.
With Saville's military background, the scenes are well described without losing the reader in over-the-top detail but instead lends itself well to the overall story.
It's not often I read novellas and I did find the story a little on the short side, but that's only because I was enjoying reading it so much, I didn't want it to end! I'm really looking forward to reading the next in the Sam Ryan series - this is high octane action at its best.