Book Review: Guardians of the Night by Alan Russell

The first title I have chosen as part of my Kindle First choice in 2015, this crime mystery thriller is the second in the Gideon and Sirius series, but reading the first in the series is not necessary to enjoy this book. Detective Gideon and his war dog sidekick are asked to investigate the claims of a homeless man, who claims to have witnessed the death of an angel. When the only eye-witness to this improbable crime is found dead within 24 hours. Gideon follows the trail to get to find out what happened that night, which leads him ot a shady defence contractor and his actress girlfriend.

I found this book quirky and humorous, it’s allure does lie in the likeability of both Gideon and Sirius and if you fail to find either of them interesting reading I think this book may not appeal to your taste. Gideon is a man’s man who enjoys bourbon and old films and Sirius is an exceptional service dog who you fall in love with and root for throughout the book. I’m not sure if us ladies were supposed to fall in love with Gideon, I kept picturing him as Peter Falk-no idea why and couldn’t stop once I started doing this, so although I admired his principles and integrity I didn’t find him attractive.

Not the fastest paced of thrillers but I found it very entertaining and different to the majority of crime thrillers I have read so far this year. This book is available to read for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Links to Book:
Amazon UK
Amazon US



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