The Politician Book Review

The Politician Book Review

Title: The Politician
Author: Tim Sullivan
Published: November 10, 2022, Head of Zeus
No. of Pages: 386
Cover Price: £3.79 Kindle

The sixth installment of the DS Cross series, by British bestselling author, Tim Sullivan, The Politician, is a fascinating story with fascinating characters. Those readers who are familiar with the protagonist, DS George Cross will immediately grab this book. Those who aren’t familiar with him will read this book and plan to read all of the previous novels in the series. A prominent politician is found murdered in her home, and Cross, who is tolerated because of his stellar ability to solve murders, is assigned to the highly publicized murder. There are plenty of suspects, including her husband, son, and others in the community who have been shut down by her political advocacy.

Sullivan, who is also a successful screen writer, does an excellent job of telling the story with plenty of ups and downs, as well as plenty of suspects to investigate. Not only is George Cross well-developed, he is one of the most unique characters in modern literature. Anyone who knows someone with Ausberger’s or other maladies on the spectrum will understand why Cross says inappropriate things to those he is investigating (as well as his superiors), and there is plenty of humor in some of these scenarios. Josie Ottey, his patient partner, goes with the flow and nothing surprises her. To most of us, she is a saint, and very good at her job.

While a serious thriller, the humor and characters make it one that is difficult to put down and very enjoyable. Most readers will enjoy the British background of the novel and the British characters. This is one that is recommended, and will insure that readers will want to pick up the other excellent books in the series.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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