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Alana Woods' book reviews: The canal by John L Work

Posted by Alana Woods on July 16, 2012 at 6:30 AM

This book is dedicated to the Leavenworth 10. It's the second of this author's books I've read and I'm coming to realise he doesn't take the easy option in relation to subject matter. He's also not afraid to lay his beliefs on the table.

The canal is a short novella packed with uncompromising provocation. As is Summons to perdition, this book is an unsettling read. Like any good story it weaves several strands together. It's a detective story with a difference, set in a world that has largely become Islamic - Australia alone has rejected it's advance.

In the mid 21st century newly-promoted Detective Marie Casteneda investigates the suicide of an old man. She runs up against military brick walls and her own force's veto when endeavouring to ascertain why the old man killed himself. At some risk to herself she discovers rewritten histories, political correctness gone mad and a military unable and unwilling to protect its own.

The author's family is replete with servicemen of the military and police kind. He himself was a serving police officer for 20 years and it shows in the level of detail and ease with which he discusses police procedure.

This is another well-written good story from Work and for that reason I'm giving it 5 stars.

Here's the link to the book on Amazon.

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