Life for the firefighters of Red Watch, East Brighton, is already complicated due to the imminent closure of their fire station. But this is soon to be the least of their worries.
When the team stumble upon a car in a ditch, they discover the driver is dead and a bag containing five hundred thousand pounds in cash. Before anyone arrives, the crew decide to take money, believing it to be a victimless crime.
When they later learn that the driver was killed by a bullet wound to the head their world is turned upside down.
Then a stranger appears at the station claiming the money belongs to him.
Soon the firefighters are drawn into a dangerous underworld and find themselves at the mercy of violent criminals.
But is this stranger who he claims to be?
And can Red Watch escape with the money and their lives in tact?
Dead Watch by Steve Liszka
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Dead watch is the author’s debut novel and what a debut is it. In this story we follow a team of firefighters…Boy what a refreshing change this book is. I know a few firefighters myself and to be quite honest I have never really thought about how hard core their job actually is until I read this. This story is a proper eye opener.
The author does a brilliant job of getting inside your head with some pulse racing scenes I don’t think I could do this has a job. But the author really brings the whole story and characters to life using his own experience as a firefighter.
There is quite a mixture of characters to keep up with in this story which I didn’t have a problem with because they make the story. I did enjoy all the banter between the characters, they certainly jumped out the pages at me.
The authors writing style is fast paced and easy to read. For me this is one very unique story that is full of suspense that will have you gripped from start to finish, which I highly recommend giving it 4 stars
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