What a story – wow! I had no idea what to expect but I’m so glad I read this book. I feel like I’ve been part of a group of super-villains for the duration of this story. I would never have thought I’d be rooting for the ‘bad’ guys and condoning mass murder and destruction but this is written with such wry humour it made even the most atrocious acts seem perfectly reasonable. It is fast paced, edge of seat gripping, bizarrely mysterious, laugh out loud funny and yet thought provoking all at once. I’m quite exhausted now it’s done, I think I’ll have to catch my breath before I jump back into Eric Lahti’s world to read the sequel Arise.
At first glance I thought it would be more of a man’s book – henchmen, villains, bikes and guns – but I’m pleased to say I was wrong. Despite being written from the point of view of henchman Steven, it is just as appealing to a female audience. The little asides about men’s fascination with weapons and big power tools were hilarious. And it has some pretty hot female characters too, both very believable and enviable.
How can you categorise a book like this? Action, thriller, supernatural, humorous? It needs its own unique category creating to do it justice. I guess you’ll just have to read it and decide for yourself. One thing’s for certain, it fits perfectly into the category of thoroughly entertaining reading.
You can buy ‘Henchmen‘ on Kindle at Amazon.
Find out more about Eric Lahti and his other books at his Amazon Author Page