Reviewed by David Savage
Geronimo Hotshot is the fourth book in the Ben Blackshaw series.
Geronimo Hotshot starts with the racially motivated lynching and scalping of a young black boy by members of the PNC (Pure Nation Comitatus). When Ben Blackshaw meets one of the killers on a bus who openly brags to him about his killing Ben tries to do the right thing and inform the police, but they just miss him and no arrest is made. This angers Ben and he sets off on a revenge mission to kill this savage murderer.
Meanwhile a bunch of white supremacist vigilantes along with the PNC and a biker group called the Rot-Irons are massing on the US/Mexico border to stop illegal immigrants entering the US. But the PNC and Rot-Irons leaders are using this as a cover for a hi-tec drug smuggling operation which sees them bring down a border control helicopter and abduct one on the pilots.
If that wasn’t enough wildfire is sweeping the desert and Ben gets caught up in it and only with the help of an Apache wildfire fighter from the elite Geronimo Hotshots can he find his way out. But can he find his revenge in the desert or is his enemy just too much for him this time?
Geronimo Hotshot is a fast-paced action thriller that from the very first page doesn’t let up with non-stop action. It has racist murders, revenge, illegal immigration and drug smuggling and despite all the various topics it is so well-written that they all gel nicely together without making the story absurd.
You are drawn further and further into this dark tale with every chapter supplying the thirst for more. While Blackshaw is the hero of the story most of his actions are illegal but he fights for what is right and what he believes in.
A fantastic, energetic story that you won’t want to put down. I can’t wait to see what Mr Whitehill has in-store for Ben Blackshaw next.
RRP: £5.79 (paperback) £3.19 (Kindle)
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