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City on Fire (Jo Howe #3) by Graham Bartlett

The author has undeniably created an exhilarating and unpredictable read! The story centres on Op Eradicate, a police operation aimed at eliminating drugs from the city streets. Chief Superintendent Jo Howe and her team face the challenge of removing the drug supply in Brighton. The way the characters are portrayed is exceptional, making them truly believable. I found the book to be riveting and very true to life. Graham applied his personal experience as a police officer along with his knowledge of police procedures. The book is both dark and gritty, making it impossible to put down! The utilization of Brighton and the diverse towns in this book is something I really appreciate. I would have liked to begin with the first book, but I already bought the first two. While I value character development, "City on Fire" can still be enjoyed as a standalone. This book is definitely worth recommending!

Many thanks to Graham, Allison & Busby & NetGalley for the opportunity to review it.


About the author

I am a former detective and now a crime fiction and police advisor to authors and TV writers as well as a Sunday Times best selling crime writer.

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