Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rode to Justice by K.J. Rollinson-my review

I gave this four stars in my review. KJ tells a story from a 51 year-old detective's point of view. I found it very interesting and engaging even though the story was several bundled into one with common thread of the Homicide Detective daily life in New York city. You can imagine how busy he was there. His young female partner, he tries to protect and nurture her abilities at the same time. With a little work this could easily become a five star book but needs a little work especially on spacing. There are sudden gaps in the words or a word split apart in the ebook version on Kindle. Like I said, I enjoyed the book, still.
Here is the opening page excerpt for your reading enjoyment-
     I read the Autopsy Report, the deceased a Mr. Joshua Simpson; heart attack during copulation. I called to Gina Morris, my 20 year old rookie partner, who, in her eagerness to read it, knocked my brass name plaque which skidded to the edge of the desk.
    ‘Whoops, gotcha! Can’t have John Rode, first grade detective, ending up on the floor.’ I smiled ironically.
     She didn’t realise how much her vibrant personality had stopped my slide into despair since my wife died. I moved from a South Bronx Precinct two years ago to a Precinct in Manhattan. Gina has been with me for six months. I rib her sometimes about the 'old guy' she's hitched up to.

Rollinson, K J (2013-06-13). The Rode to Justice (Kindle Locations 38-44).  . Kindle Edition.

K.J.Rollinson was born in Salford, Lancashire, moved to Wales aged 12 and also lived in Berkshire. Despite leaving school without any qualifications, the author gained O levels, A levels, and professional qualifications through the ensuing years.
   The author carved out a career and worked for many years for the National Health Service, taking various positions with health authorities within England and Wales, but now lives in Spain.
   In addition to writing ‘The Rode to Justice,’ ( John Rode, first grade detective, murder stories), the author has written a fantasy trilogy. ‘Fallyn and the Dragons’ is available on Amazon , and the second book ‘Fallyn in the Forbidden Land’ will be published shortly, followed by the third book, ‘Fallyn and the Sea Dragons’. Short stories by the author have appeared in various publications. ‘Precinct 25’, ‘Shorts for Autumn’, and ‘Winter Gems.’ If you have enjoyed Rode to Justice then why not buy Precinct 22, a book packed full of more murder stories set on the streets of New York (due for release July 2013)?

Rollinson, K J (2013-06-13). The Rode to Justice (Kindle Locations 947-957).  . Kindle Edition.

Enjoy this short story, it is a quick read for your plane flight this holiday season. Talk back , I'm listening. Like always. Have a great Thanksgiving for those living in the USA.