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About the Author :
Martin Tracey is an author who likes to push the boundaries of reality. Even when injecting elements of the supernatural, the terror that grips you is very real. Not necessarily a genre specific author, psychological thrills are a plenty.
He has a passion for The Beatles & Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Both music and football/soccer often find their way into his stories.
Martin lives in Birmingham, UK and is married with 2 daughters.
DCI William Chamberlain and DI Judd Stone have an acute thirst for justice on both accounts.
Stone is an ex-football hooligan turned cop. Riddled with guilt and anger, he is used to getting results – albeit somewhat unconventionally.
Chamberlain suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, but curiously, as his health deteriorates, his ability to perform acts of telekinesis increases. When faced with life or death, Chamberlain progresses from manipulating physical matter to controlling minds and sets in motion a dramatic chain of events. But why do things spiral out of control, placing an unknown high-profile target in danger?
Assistance comes from the most unlikely of sources but who is also working against the wheels of justice?
And just what is the connection between The Crucifier, the cult and the high-profile target?
With Spaghetti Western overtones, the chase from Liverpool to London and through both Birmingham UK and Alabama, finds both detectives having to confront their darkest demons in pursuit of the sweet taste of revenge.
‘Mind Guerilla’ is the first book in Judd Stone series by Martin Tracey and although it’s fully packed with a lot of information I really enjoyed reading it.
All the characters are very well drawn, especially the main characters, as you not only get to know them in their present, but also in their past.
In the end you really have the feeling that you have been friends with them for more than a couple of pages, which makes it, in my opinion, a bit different from other thriller series as they mostly leave you guessing about some stuff.
There are also multiple story lines, and whilst they’re seemingly unrelated at first, they come together in an interesting and very enlightening way.
The latter being my way of saying you definitely need to keep an open mind reading this book as the author isn’t necessarily writing for the ‘normal’ thriller reader as he uses splashes of the supernatural.
Like said before there’s, for me at least, a lot of interesting, educational, but unfortunately also repetitive, facts and data.
The author has certainly done his research or has a broad knowledge, of story related stuff, that he wants to display in this book and although it all fits in, it sometimes pulls at the flow of the story in my opinion.
You surely musn’t be afraid of having to read and learn a thing or two about history, killers, cults and football.
Nonetheless, I immensely loved spending time between the pages in the company of William Chamberlain and Judd Stone and I can’t wait to meet up with them again on more adventures throughout the UK.
Unquestionably the start of a unique thriller series that a lot of people, who search for something out of the box, will appreciate reading!
The Magic of Wor(l)ds