Blood Men is a thriller. And with splatters of delicious dark humour. A terrific read. I loved it. I'm new to this genre: I only started reading crime fiction books recently, because they are now being written so well by Kiwis and so I was curious to compare them with the literary fiction I generally prefer.
But I am not going to write an essay here about the difference between apples and oranges; only report that since being blown away by his powerful debut work The Cleaner, I buy each new Paul Cleave with great enthusiasm. I wait impatiently until I have a weekend off and start reading it and don't stop until I finish. And this one did not disappoint. It's a damn good read.
Blood Men is published by Random House NZ in their Black Swan imprint.