WHERE THE WICKED DWELL – Michael Parker

where the wicked dwellThe exciting plot is entwined, but plausible if the reader is okay with the validity of the power of Voodoo. As a South African, I have experienced at least the power of the belief in witchcraft; and it seems to be the belief itself that empowers the evil, and sometimes the good, of the spirit world.

Sir Giles Cavendish heads a clandestine unit that metes out terminal deletion of problem people whom the normal pillars of justice let slip through the net due to corruption in high places, or lack of evidence – deliberate or otherwise. Sir Giles, suspecting that a British Cabinet Minister’s suicide is murder, asks Marcus Blake, a private investigator to confirm his evaluation.

Blake gets a glimpse of the plans of the ring of Satanists that include men of vast power and warped taste. Not least is a clinic where a talented doctor is dabbling into genetic engineering. When he visits the clinic with his Caribbean secretary, he all but signs her death warrant. And his own.

This is a gripping tale. Maybe not one that one will make a lasting impression, but is certainly a good few hours of un-put-downable crime fiction pleasure.

Thanks to Prolific Works for this free-to-download. https://www.prolificworks.com

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About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 6 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom - #1' 'Medicinal Purposes Only - #2', and 'Children Apart - #3; and 'Tribes of Hillbrow'; all from Southern Africa.
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