Red Light by Graham Masterton

Blurb :

Red Light
 

Red Light (Katie Maguire #3)

 
Someone is murdering the brutal pimps who traffic young girls into Cork, in this third Katie Maguire installment In a grimy flat in the city of Cork, a burly man lies dead on a bloodstained mattress. His face is unrecognizable: seven gunshots have shattered cartilage and bone. Yet Detective Sergeant Katie Maguire, of the Irish Garda, knows exactly who he is. Amir Xaaji Maxamed, a Somali pimp she has unsuccessfully been trying to convict for years. Katie knows it’s her job to catch the killer. But Maxamed was an evil man who trafficked young girls into Ireland to be sold for sex, and now that he’s dead, the city is a safer place. When a second pimp is killed, Katie must decide. Are these vigilante murders justified? And how can she stop them spiraling out of control?
My Thoughts:
This number three in the Katie Maguire series. A brilliant read. Not for the fainthearted. A fast paced read. ……. Katie has to solve a case that involves murder, prostitution and white slavery. Mr Masterton is better known as a horror writer…..and this shows in certain scenes in this book……You get a sense of the mean streets of Cork and man’s inhumanity to man. You find yourself siding with Katie and the forces of law and order, but also having a certain amount of sympathy for the killer.
Graham’s writing is of high quality and keeps you involved with the story. This a series I fully recommend and urge you all to read. You’ll not be disappointed. The first in the series is White Bones

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Graham Masterton was born in Edinburgh in 1946. His grandfather was Thomas Thorne Baker, the eminent scientist who invented DayGlo and was the first man to transmit news photographs by wireless. After training as a newspaper reporter, Graham went on to edit the new British men’s magazine Mayfair, where he encouraged William Burroughs to develop a series of scientific and philosophical articles which eventually became Burroughsi novel The Wild Boys. At the age of 24, Graham was appointed executive editor of both Penthouse and Penthouse Forum magazines. At this time he started to write a bestselling series of sex ‘how-to’ books including How To Drive Your Man Wild In Bed which has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. His latest, Wild Sex For New Lovers is published by Penguin Putnam in January, 2001. He is a regular contributor to Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Woman, Woman’s Own and other mass-market self-improvement magazines.

Graham Masterton’s debut as a horror author began with The Manitou in 1976, a chilling tale of a Native American medicine man reborn in the present day to exact his revenge on the white man. It became an instant bestseller and was filmed with Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Burgess Meredith, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens and Ann Sothern.

Altogether Graham has written more than a hundred novels ranging from thrillers (The Sweetman Curve, Ikon) to disaster novels (Plague, Famine) to historical sagas (Rich and Maiden Voyage – both appeared in the New York Times bestseller list). He has published four collections of short stories, Fortnight of Fear, Flights of Fear, Faces of Fear and Feelings of Fear.

He has also written horror novels for children (House of Bones, Hair-Raiser) and has just finished the fifth volume in a very popular series for young adults, Rook, based on the adventures of an idiosyncratic remedial English teacher in a Los Angeles community college who has the facility to see ghosts.

Since then Graham has published more than 35 horror novels, including Charnel House, which was awarded a Special Edgar by Mystery Writers of America; Mirror, which was awarded a Silver Medal by West Coast Review of Books; and Family Portrait, an update of Oscar Wilde’s tale, The Picture of Dorian Gray, which was the only non-French winner of the prestigious Prix Julia Verlanger in France.

He and his wife Wiescka live in a Gothic Victorian mansion high above the River Lee in Cork, Ireland.
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OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES

Katie Maguire (8 books)

  • A Terrible Beauty (Katie Maguire, #1)
  • Broken Angels (Katie Maguire, #2)
  • Taken for Dead (Katie Maguire #4)
  • Blood Sisters (Katie Maguire, #5)
  • Buried (Katie Maguire, #6)
  • Living Death (Katie Maguire, #7)
  • Dead Girls Dancing (Katie Maguire, #8)

 

 

 

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