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More of the Mad Mick
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2020
The book starts off with EIGHT chapters on the gang, called the 'Bond', led by a former military guy named Thomas. Eight long chapters of their deprived goings-on and the inter-workings of the gang members while they murdered and raped their way across southeastern Ohio. Franklin Horten has a thing for getting inside the head of the bad guys in his books, way more than I care for usually, but in this case by the time he got close to the conclusion of the book it started to make sense and did give a better understanding of why things were happening the way they did. Mad Mick is getting old, and running and gunning up the near vertical slopes of West Virginia's hill country is taking a toll on him. Plus his daughter is needing to find her place in the world; and well it all makes for a stressful couple of days. Like all of his books, Franklin Horten does not shy away from the action scenes and these are good ones and done smartly. All in all an enjoyable action adventure story that fits in well with the two previous books. Although it looks like the next book just might be a little different, and that could be interesting.