Next up on David’s Book Blurg It my turn on the blog tour for Russian Roulette by Keith Nixon!
Here’s the blurb
Meet Konstantin Boryakov, the enigmatic ex-KGB agent and tramp with a dark history and darker future.
Trouble has a habit of seeking out Konstantin, whether he wants it or not. Starting with small time drug dealer Dave the Rave from the moment he arrives in the seedy seaside town of Margate where he’s supposed to hide, to Nikos the loan shark and Fat Gary, all round idiot. Then there’s the so-called good guys, the councilors and lawyers who are worse than the criminals.
But Konstantin isn’t alone, despite his wishes. Fidelity Brown, aka Plastic Fantastic, dildo wielding dominatrix who has her own mélange of secrets and lies, and nightclub owner Ken who’s connected to all the wrong people, help the Russian with the heap of problems delivered to his doorstep.
Cue deception, murder, mayhem as Konstantin settles into his new life. Margate will never be the same again.
I’ve read a lot of Keith’s work and I just love his books!
Konstantin Boryakov is an ex-KGB asset… he wants to stay below the radar..but trouble just seems to find him..
A couple of things I really enjoyed about the book were that the tale is broke up into nice small chunks so you can easily fit these in when you have a quick lunch break. I also really loved the style of writing.. it was like Konstantin was telling the story himself..quite dark with a hint of humour..short but informative sentences.. no bullshit..and throw in the fact it’s a quick read makes this a very easy book to devourer.
It’s quite a grizzly and dirty tale at times..the detail given not only sucks you in but also ignites the receptors in your brain..you really imagine what the characters look like, feel and smell.. I was totally immersed in this world.
Russian Roulette leaves you wanting more.. so much more..Konstantin’s so closed off.. the author holds back divulging too much but just enough to make you want to read more.. I need to see what happens next… I want to know everything!
If you want a book that grips you and won’t let go its this..I just need more!
I can’t give Russian Roulette any less than 5 stars!