Blood Eagle : The gritty debut of Detective Jan Fabel Paperback
Two women are killed in the same horrific, ritualistic manner.
The murderer taunts the police with e-mails. It seems clear that a serial killer is at work, selecting victims at random and living out some twisted fantasy.
But, as Jan Fabel and his murder team investigate further, nothing is as it first seems.
They are drawn into a dark half-world of Viking myth and legend, of obscure religious cults, of political intrigue and of a violent struggle to seize control of the city. And as Fabel desperately races to track down the killer before more killings take place, he and his team come face to face with a cold, brutal menace they could never have predicted.
A greater evil than they could ever have imagined.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 01/04/2006
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780099472582
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Review by SonicQuack
Blood Eagle is a very complex crime thriller following the central detective, Fabel, as he tracks a serial killer in Hamburg. There is a strong mix of history, politics and crime, interwoven to provide a crime story which is challenging to predict. Cleverness of it's plot aside, the novel fails to create an edge-of-your-seat read. You will, however, want to see Blood Eagle deliver it's conclusion, which is rather remote from any initial ideas you might have, for the journey is full of modern social and cultural issues, scenes of psychotic behaviour and the usual twists and turns. Blood Eagle is not a gripping page-turner, but is an average entry in to the crowded genre. It is however the beginning of a series of Hamburg based crime stories and as such should be viewed as providing essential building blocks for the series ahead.
Review by FMRox
Head Detective Jan Fabel of Hamburg's police department heads up an investigation of serial killings of women. The killings are extremely brutal and grotesque in nature and represent a mythological ritual that may lead to the killer and his motives. Fable is an interesting character and well developed. He is surrounded by a good supporting cast of lower level detectives and others in the police department. His personal life is show just enough to keep him a real enough person to enjoy over a series. Hamburg, Germany is a great place for a series to take place as it 's not the same old New York, LA, etc.
Review by PolymathicMonkey
This was a great thriller with plenty of twists and turns. I read all 470pgs of it in one day! Initially there were a lot of separate aspects that seemed a little overwhelming, but it was brought together nicely. I'll definitely be reading number two.