Comment: This is Neil McMahon's fourth thriller starring ER physician Dr Carroll Monks (see sidebar for series order). Poor old Monks is just putting his feet up for the evening when a woman comes knocking at the door saying her car's got a flat. Being a true gent he doesn't lend her his phone to call the breakdown truck, instead he sets off to fix the flat himself, and is promptly abducted by his own long estranged son, Glenn. He's taken to a remote community led by a charismatic counter-cultural sociopath known as Freeboot who's obsessed with the supposed hidden messages buried within old Beatles lyrics and the disintegration of workers' rights, the escalating differential between the haves ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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