There are some series that become so special for you that
the characters feel like old friends. The Max
Wolfe series by Tony Parsons is one of them for me.
Now, it has been a while since I read the previous book in
the series, but it didn't take me long to get back into the
life of Max and his daughter Scout and of course their dog Sam.
If you haven't read this series, then you don't know what
you're missing. Parsons is one of those authors that write
books that gets under your skin, and this one is not an
exception. And it all starts with a refrigerated lorry,
abandoned in London's Chinatown. And, in this lorry are
there twelve lifeless women. But, when DC Max Wolfe
investigates the cab of the truck, he finds thirteen
passports. One woman is missing, where is she and could she
be in danger?
The story in DIE LAST feels very actual and real-to-life.
Smuggling of people, trafficking and prostitution are big
problems nowadays, and it's a theme I do not relish reading
about because I find it despicable that you can earn money
on desperate people. However, as we all know, some people
would do anything for money. There are several parts of this
book that are very tragic and one particular event that
truly shocked and saddened me.
Tony Parsons knows how to write a story that will get to
you, that's for sure. Max hunts for the missing woman, and
his investigation into the smuggling of women will bring
danger into his life and his colleagues' lives. It's a dark
story, which makes the glimpses into Max and Scout's life a
small relief. Life as a single father isn't easy, and my
heart breaks a bit every time I think about how it came to
be that he is raising Scout alone. I hope one day he will
find someone to love, and yes I have my hopes on a certain
person in his life.
DIE LAST is an excellent story, it's heartbreaking, dark,
but there are moments of warmth and hope. I can't wait to
read the next book!
As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated
lorry is found parked in the heart of London's Chinatown.
Inside, twelve women, apparently illegal immigrants, are
dead from hypothermia.
But in the cab of the abandoned death truck, DC Max Wolfe of
West End Central finds thirteen passports.
WHERE IS SHE?
The hunt for the missing woman will take Max Wolfe into the
dark heart of the world of human smuggling, mass migration
and 21st-century slave markets, as he is forced to ask the
question that haunts our time.