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BookShot Short Story
James Patterson, Andrew Holmes
Read by Graeme Malcolm

Hachette Audio
September 6, 2016/ ASIN: B01JB54424
Suspense / British / Short Story / Audiobook – Unabridged

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks


Unfortunately, homelessness is a fact of life, even with former military. A lot of times, those who are homeless do not tell friends or family, such as the case with Cookie (Major Paul Cook). Former Special Forces officer David Shelley is looking for Cookie when he receives a call from a MI5 officer and discovers his friend is dead. Shelly has a wife and a child. His life is good, but the guilt of losing touch with Cookie hits Shelley hard. He agrees to go undercover and find out who is murdering homeless soldiers. He wants to make it right -- for Cookie. Shelley hits the streets as a homeless soldier. He meets others like him, and finally gets in the right group. It takes some maneuvering to get first in line with the killers, but once he does it’s nonstop action.

Wow, Graeme Malcolm’s narration had me on the edge of my seat. The storyline itself is outstanding. This isn’t just about a best friend making it right; it’s about the killers, themselves – who they are and how high up do they go. The anticipation of Shelly’s outcome is gripping. Patterson and Holmes offer listeners a well-thought out short story. It’s entertaining and suspenseful. It would make for a great new series. David Shelly is my new Patterson/Holmes hero.

Reviewed 2017