RESOLUTION TO KILL
Written by E.V. Seymour
Review written by Craig Chapman
Rough Diamond LLP
Released: 2nd February 2012
I certainly enjoyed the earlier Tallis novels from E.V.Seymour, but Resolution To Kill (R2K) is the best "can't put downer" out there. Find yourself a spot behind the sofa or curtains, don your tin hat and get reading (you might need some rations on hand too).
Tallis is an ex-Brummie policeman and soldier who's found himself co-erced into working dark-ops for MI5 - on this occasion in the simmering Balkans. The brutal menace that lurks on every next page of this book is an artform in itself. The research gone into this book is obviously massive and yet the story never chokes on the "too-much-info" syndrome. Tallis is the super spy who has to buy his batteries from Asda and is probably the bloke who lives opposite you. The only thing worse than war is the damage it leaves behind in some people's minds so Tallis' battle is both physical and mental. Enjoy.