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Guest Review from Netta of Wolves Disease by J B Hunter

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Paperback: 332 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (1 Jan. 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1507691912

ISBN-13: 978-1507691915

 Synopsis: When a spate of disturbing, brutal murders stretches Detective Jayek Smythe to his limits, a controversial Professor approaches him with an answer he will find hard to accept. But there are others with a vested interest in the Professor's theory; those who will do anything to ensure it remains a secret. As the state, his own employer and the ruthless head of a global corporation close in on them, Smythe will have to play both sides of the justice system to protect the one he loves. In a society where media consumption is a state monitored activity, the use of drugs is aspirational and most commuters take mind altering substances to blank out their journeys, there is a fine line between living a state approved life and state intervention. This is London 2027; a violent city of hidden truths, selfish deceptions and WOLVES DISEASE.

Netta's Rating: 4/5

Netta's Review:  Jayek Smythe is a detective with the London Police force in the year 2027. He notices that there has been an increase in the number of violent crimes in London but can’t figure out why. When a man is found brutally murdered in his own bed Detective Smythe finds a hidden device that recorded the murder and leads him down the path to discovering what is happening to society.

While the prosecution of the murder should be straight forward, Detective Smythe can’t help but think something is wrong and the events surrounding the murder do not make sense. With the help of Professor Hugo Wolves and the accused murderer, Detective Smythe starts to see how society is unravelling and why. No one else seems overly concerned, including Smythes’ partner, as they are content to spend their time watching reality TV, shopping and remaining blissfully unaware of the happenings around them.

While the society depicted in this book seemed very futuristic to me at the outset, I was shocked to realize it takes place only 12 years from now. There were elements of daily living described in the story that definitely hit close to home with today’s world making it scarily believable.

I enjoyed this book and found it kept a good pace. The characters were well developed and I was invested in their story and its’ outcome. I did find that the book ended rather abruptly but as I understand there is going to be a sequel, I see why. It left me wanting to know what happens next but I will have to wait until October 2015 for Wolves Cure to be released (as per JB Hunters website http://www.jb-hunter.com/books/4587981761 ). I recommend this book and give it 4/5 stars.

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