The Jackdaw by Luke Delaney

51wcWEzFGQL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_Guilty or not guilty?

A lone vigilante is abducting wealthy Londoners and putting their fate in the hands of the public. Within hours of disappearing, the victims appear on the internet, bound to a chair in a white room.

Revenge or mercy?

Their crimes of greed and incompetence are broadcast to the watching thousands who make up the jury. Once the verdict is cast, the man who calls himself ‘The Jackdaw’ will be judge and executioner.

Live or die?

DI Sean Corrigan and his Special Investigations Unit are under pressure to solve this case fast. But as The Jackdaw’s popularity grows, Corrigan realizes he’s hunting a dangerously clever and elusive adversary – one who won’t stop until his mission is complete.”

DI Sean Corrigan is a marmite character.  This is the fourth book of the series (I have read and enjoyed all three previous outings) and I’m afraid I still don’t like the guy!  However, I think that is exactly what Luke Delaney wants to achieve.  I expect you’re asking yourself why I keep on with this series when I don’t like the lead character.  Well, it’s because they are brilliant!

Thanks mainly to a traumatic childhood, Sean is able to identify with the psychopaths and sociopaths he now hunts.  He has a unique ability to see crime scenes through the perpetrator’s eyes.  A gift or a curse?

High flying financiers become the target of his latest nemesis…The Jackdaw.  The Jackdaw abducts his victims, takes them to a purpose-built room and puts them on trial via a video streaming website.  Will the public click guilty or not guilty?

I had no idea who the ‘bad guy’ was until the reveal and oh my, it’s a clever one.  I loved the drama and the build up to the conclusion.  Real nail biting stuff.  Oh, and I love Dave Donnelly.  There’s a chap you would want on your side!

A series which gets better with each new release.  Four out of five stars.

 

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