Happy Wednesday! Today I have a review of Russian Roulette by Keith Nixon as part of the blog tour sponsored by Sarah at Book on the Bright Side Publicity! Thank you to Sarah for the invitation!
About the Book:
A reluctant investigator, a sordid English seaside town, a criminal underbelly.
Trouble has a habit of seeking out Konstantin, whether he wants it or not. Starting from the moment he arrives in the seedy seaside town of Margate where he’s supposed to be in hiding from his ex-employers. All Konstantin wants is to keep his head down and be left alone. But it’s not to be. People have their problems and Konstantin can’t help but get involved.
Konstantin has to overcome the drug dealer, the loan shark and a Liverpudlian gangster. Then there’s the so-called good guys, the councilors and lawyers who are worse than the criminals. Enter Fidelity Brown, aka Plastic Fantastic, a dominatrix who has her own mélange of secrets and lies, and nightclub owner Ken who’s connected to all the wrong people. Both help Konstantin solve the cases dropped on his doorstep.
Cue deception, murder, mayhem as the Russian settles into his new life. Margate will never be the same again. And neither will Konstantin…
Meet the enigmatic Konstantin, a man with a dark history and darker future in the start of a unique crime thriller series laced with a healthy dose of black humour. Pick up Russian Roulette to find out what all the fuss is about. Meet Konstantin Boryakov, the enigmatic ex-KGB agent and tramp with a dark history and darker future.
Russian Roulette is a novella, at just under two-hundred pages, that kicks off the Konstantin series.
Konstantin Boryakov is a former KGB agent, and everything about him is dark and puzzling.
He’s supposed to be hiding in Margate when he’s approached by all kinds of seedy characters. Konstantin wishes he were alone. Instead, he continues to bring darkness into his own life and cannot escape it.
Russian Roulette is dark, edgy, in-your-face and filled with nonstop action. The characters will make your head spin with their unique, messed-up, unsettled lives.
Overall, I found Russian Roulette to be brash and bold, fast-paced, chilling, and sharply witty!
Thanks to the author for the complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Keith Nixon is a British born writer of crime and historical fiction novels. Originally, he trained as a chemist, but Keith is now in a senior sales role for a high-tech business. Keith currently lives with his family in the North West of England.