Lines of Justice: Azdaja

Written by Lee Sherred

 

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Bound by honour. Driven by revenge. Two men with a score to settle.

Kosovo, 1999:

Sgt Dean Samson and his team of British soldiers are well aware of the dangers they’ll face and the things they’ll see in a country that has suffered years of oppression and ethnic cleansing. But nothing could have prepared them for Aždaja, a sadistic, mythical, serial killer with a penchant for vile humiliation and unimaginable torture.

Present day:

Since leaving the Army, Samson now a Police Officer, has struggled to erase his darkest memories of Kosovo. When he receives a devastating medical diagnosis, his nightmares come flooding to the surface, forcing him to face up to what he did….and what he didn’t do. With nothing to lose and no one to stop him, he’s at a crossroads. But is he prepared for what lies in wait?

Will the horrors of Kosovo return with a vengeance?

 

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Distinctive and Consuming!  5 stars

 

This is a very different type of read for me. I’m not usually found buried in a book containing explicit violence but in this case it’s pertinent to the story and not gratuitous, and the plot is exceptionally good!

Dean Samson and the rest of the army team who served in Kosovo during that conflict saw things which they will never forget. A level of torture quite unlike anything they ever came across before, and certainly pray they will never see again.  Fast forward to the present day and events bring back the horrors of that tour which resulted in them losing one of their own. Surely that’s all in the past – or is it? As a serving police officer Samson is, once again, right in the centre of the action.

This is a tale buried in truth. Haven’t we all heard of the war crimes in Kosovo? How can the authorities be certain that some didn’t escape justice? The thugs portrayed in this novel are not your average weekend gang – these guys are a whole new level of evil. This is a completely horrific scenario but the violence is an integral – and very necessary – part of the story.

Lines of Justice: Azdaja is a riveting read. An exceptionally well crafted and expertly written story, which I raced through in a day. I had no idea where it was going – and certainly no idea how it would end. In fact, I think all events surprised me and there were no obvious hints of what was happening next .. my kind of thriller! A distinctive and consuming read – definitely not one I’ll forget in a hurry. My heart has thudded along with Samson’s right through this book. Lee Sherred has a success on his hands! I’m very happy to recommend this as a five star read.

My considerable thanks to the author for providing my copy. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.

 

Tags: crime thriller

 

 

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2419 KB
  • Print Length: 233 pages
  • Publication Date: 26 June 2017
  • Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/0RbCQSZ

 

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Meet the Author

 

81ayB5iXDXL._SY200_Author Lee Sherred has led a full life that, in many ways, rivals those of the heroes and anti-heroes he creates. A skilled martial artist, fighter, British Soldier and Police Officer, Lee has amassed a wealth of knowledge in many areas.

A lifelong reader, Lee knew long ago that he’d one day pen his own novels. After a long career serving his country, a significant injury left him with unexpected and unwanted downtime. For the first time in his life he finally found the motivation to put pen to paper, turning his firsthand experiences into absorbingly dark and humorous stories that readers will love.

When not writing, Lee can be found at his home on the South Coast of England, enjoying family time with his wife, kids and a trio of unruly family pets.

 

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