Friday, 1 July 2011

THRILLER REVIEW: The Iron House - John Hart

Release Date: 07/07/11


Two babies left to die in an icy creak. Two boys who must fight to survive. Two men, two very different lives. One unbreakable bond. When a twelve-year-old boy murders his tormentor in their brutal orphanage, his older brother takes the blame and runs to New York - into the heart of organized crime. Two decades later, Michael returns to North Carolina with a sentence on his head, the mob in hot pursuit and his long-lost brother in trouble of a different kind. With vast sums in play, political fortunes at risk and bodies piling up, the brothers must reunite to solve the mystery of their shared past.


If you love a story that is high octane pretty much from the word go, then you are going to love this, the fourth book from John Hart. It has a great lead character, who not only demonstrates his softer side in the opening but then later demonstrates how cold he can be when a proffered peace is rejected. Add to this a spartanesque style prose that demonstrates the authors skill in getting to the action that the reader wants, great dialogue which when backed with some thriller twists and all in, it’s a most satisfactory read.

1 comment:

T. Crosby said...

Hmm, have to say i'm not a fan of the 'martyr' sibling vs the 'i'm always getting in trouble and need rescuing' sibling combo that I so often see in writing. It's purely personal for me as I was the 'always getting into trouble' half of that equation.
Excellent review as always.