Friday, August 9, 2019

Spoilers by John Stamp

What happens when a clandestine group of politicians and intelligence operatives run prototype weapons through Lieutenant Peter Bank’s jurisdiction? Nothing, they’re clandestine, no one knows they exist or what they do... Right? 

Correct, right up until one of their prototype weapons turns up at a drug bust, along with a congressman’s son who likes to moonlight as criminal elite. 

The paperwork on the arrest is not finished before an army of politicos and local executive pressure comes down on Banks and his narcotics unit like a thousand year flood. Everyone wants to make the arrest of a prominent politician’s offspring go away, even Bank’s own Chief of Police. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem. Most cops follow orders from the chief, most cops have a stake in their careers. 

Peter Banks has been burned before by political fixers who seemed to think the various strata of society are not all created, or treated equally under the law. Banks also has a team behind him that would follow him to hell and back if it meant getting the job done. 

From an exclusive island off the coast of South Carolina, the mountains in the upstate, to the gutters of Charleston, SC Banks and his team will charge through mercenaries, assassins, and their own hierarchy to see justice done; and they will do it at terrible cost. 

Spoilers details what happens when a determined police unit puts service and doing the right thing above themselves. It is a fast paced, intricate, and explosive read that leaves the audience exhausted and begging for more after the last page is turned. 

My review:
Spoilers by John Stamp is a fast paced, thought provoking, convoluted tale of a tough cop and his squad taking on corruption in high places. This story will make you think and leave you wrung out. Highly recommend.

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