Amongst The Killing by Joe Compton



For as long as he could remember Detective Charles Street wanted to be a police officer, moreover a Detective. He wanted to be knee deep in the action, working the biggest cases, and reaping the biggest rewards. He also didn’t think when his dream job came a calling that it would ever turn into his nightmare.

For as long as he could remember Jack Casey just wanted to be free, his own man to do what he pleased when pleased. He too craved the action and when his dream life came a calling, he didn’t think he would meet anyone his equal and definitely didn’t think he could ever have difficulty leave the world he loathed and mocked behind.

Amongst The Killing documents each of their stories, told in their own words, as the moments unfolded when their paths first crossed and their lives intersected. How two men, with two different philosophies, could be so different and yet so connected.

As the ultimate cat and mouse game unfolds, each has to deal separately with the others decisions and the effects it has in turning their lives sideways and upside down. Will one of them crack? Will one of them even succeed? Ultimately the journey may mean more than the game and show both of them the outcome neither was ever expecting.

My Review

Nice cover. I like it. Especially the blood. Nice touch.

Multiple perspectives are weaved through the story in a perfect vehicle–Compton’s prose. I enjoy is writing style. It doesn’t hold back, speeds at hundred miles an hour.  I dig that. It shows Compton’s skill. It isn’t easy to write a story that moves and moves, as at some point fuel will run out, but not with this story. Not with Compton’s imagination. If you haven’t read this story you’re doing yourself a disservice. Go out and get it. And leave a review while you’re at it. Help an indie author out.

5 out 5 for sheer brilliance.

I don’t like to give out 5 star reviews because folks are automatically skeptical of it. But trust me, I’m a spoiled reader and this book pleased me which isn’t an easy thing at all to do.


Author: jb29taylor

I was born in Indiana where I still reside with my three lovely dogs. I have published multiple novels and have a few adapted into audiobooks. I am currently working on three stories.

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