Book: Hammerhead (Dead on Arrival #2)
Published: June 2015
Publisher: Endeavour Press
Disclosure: Please note that this book was given to the reviewer in exchange for an honest review.
Welcome to the world of Mark Foster, passport controller, veteran of the British Army, and serial killer. According to his beliefs, people fall into two categories: murderers and victims. He has no desire to be a victim. When high stakes venture capitalist Mark “the Shark” Allingham makes the mistake of being rude to Mr. Foster, he makes him self the next victim.
Mark Foster scouts his prey before he preparers to strike and finds that the Shark is irredeemable. Filthy rich with no concern for how he gets his wealth or who he hurts along the way, from people who work for the businesses he destroys to the girls he strings along. However, Shark Allingham’s sins go deeper than Mark Foster realizes. He finds himself rubbing shoulders with investigators from the Financial Services Authority who are investigating the Shark for his crocked dealings. Mr. Foster must get to his quarry without the authorities catching him.
I was concerned when I first picked up this book that it was only seventy pages. My fears proved unfounded as a dark and hilarious tale unfolded. The book is written in the first person, from the point of view of Mark Foster. As an anti-hero, Mark Foster is a fun character. He has this regular-guy appeal while at the same time being ruthless. As he stakes out his foe, he as several near misses and setbacks, despite his skill. While short, this thriller is quite satisfying and very entertaining.