Amazon.com THE HOARD
My review -
This thriller is set in a Royal Ordnance factory, where the work is hard and dangerous even when there isn’t somebody up to no good. In the early 1950s an explosion kills five men in suspicious circumstances and Byron, the son of one of those men, born on the day of the explosion, returns thirty years later to try to investigate his father’s death. There are lots of characters but Byron finds it difficult to know who is trustworthy. People high up in the organisation are corrupt and things come to a head when all those involved approach retirement age and want to cash in ‘the hoard’.
This story is really exciting and there are people to cheer and people to hate and a lot who seem to be wavering in between. The author cleverly manipulates the reader’s emotions and there are certainly some surprises on the way. I read this book avidly and I recommend it to anyone who wants a fast paced thriller set in an industry (armaments) which already has its share of moral dilemmas. A great read.