Review - The Grim Reaper by William Hanna

By Carmen, 21 April 2020
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Year Published: 2020

Genre: Crime


The mad dogs of war are on the loose and out of control...

Freelance correspondent, Mike Walker, has made it his mission to condemn ethnic cleansing in Palestine and the West’s complicity in senseless wars of attrition in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and elsewhere in the world.

Wars in which Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) provide assistance - legitimized, packaged, and presented by PR consultancy companies as “risk management” and “security solutions” - to governments and corporate interests operating in high-risk, complex environments for the purpose of extracting national resources.

In short, he’s playing with fire and he knows it. But he won’t be intimidated.

He won’t stop reporting the true facts that these “security solutions” which cost billions of dollars every year result in gung-ho mercenaries committing heinous crimes and premeditated femicide. Or the corruption, cruelty, and crimes against humanity which happen everywhere on a daily basis.

When a British PMSC begins paying him close attention, however, and MI5 get involved, has he finally gone one report too far?

About the Author:

A London-based freelance writer with widely published articles and books on democracy and human rights.

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Author Website: William Hanna Author Website

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My Take on the Book:

This should have been a non-fiction book. There was very little story, and mostly just facts of what was happening in parts of North Africa and Middle East.

Even though a lot of this was interesting, I found myself skimming because of the amount of ‘non-fiction’ in the book.

I ended up giving this book a three star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

I think this author would make really good non-fiction work. Fiction can be good with a political take – but then most of the book has to be exactly that – just fiction, with just a very loose interpretation of surrounding politics.