Steve Hamilton,
Night Work
(St. Martin's Press, 2007)

Steve Hamilton, an award-winning author, has now completed his eighth book, titled Night Work.

The story is set in New York, where the main character of the novel, Joe Trumbull, works as a probation officer. His fiancee was killed two years ago and now his new girlfriend is killed the same way. Joe is caught in a cobweb and cannot escape. He tries to find the person who is killing the people he loves, and eventually he gets trapped. How will he save himself and the people around him? At what cost? Who are his real friends?

Night Work is an exciting story that reveals a lot about the criminal world. It is fast paced, easy to read and highly descriptive. After reading the first few chapters, I couldn't put the book down.

This is a gripping novel combining mystery, adventure, crime and subtle romance. The author plays with the psychology of the main character, who looks real in his own settings and his personal life. Joe is a truthful character who questions the national system of justice through his own life-and-death experience.

Packed with vivid images and horror scenes that qualify it as a thriller, this book is undoubtedly a good read that will entertain the audience who loves this genre.

review by
Liana Metal

12 January 2008

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