- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Old Street Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/05/2010
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781906964191
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Review by SonicQuack
Mike Nichol's second story detailing the shady dealing of bent security guys Pylon and Mace is a confused affair to begin with. Readers who have not read Payback will feel out of place and although the story settles down after a hundred pages or so, it never really delivers any suspense or tension. Nichol's work is a series of greys, with no characters falling in to black or white morality and where this may be deliberate it weakens the relationship between reader and the characters. The components of the plot are interesting; shady politicians, a ruthless hitman and a woman with a score to settle, however Nichols does not evidence enough skill with his wit or narrative to turn them in to a great novel. There's enough to propel you until the end, yet Killer Country reads like a weak Hiaasen novel set in South Africa.