“All Konstantin Boryakov wants is a quiet life. In Margate. But
someone is looking for him, someone who’ll do whatever they can to get the
ex-KGB agent’s attention. Enter Violet, a woman with a penchant for throwing
people who upset her out of windows. And Campari.
Reluctantly, Konstantin finds himself building a team to pull off a
heist – breaking into a high security cash deposit facility with a hot line to
the police. But he’s not to take money, what he’s after is a case, containing
something apparently even more precious than the £200 million in notes that’s
held behind razor wire defences.”
“Keith Nixon has been writing since he was a child. In fact, some of
his friends (& his wife) say he's never really grown up. Keith is currently
gainfully employed in a senior sales role meaning he gets to use his one skill,
talking. Keith writes crime and historical fiction novels.”
This is Keith Nixon’s fourth book featuring ex-KGB agent Konstantin
Boryakov. While Konstantin is doing his best to lay low, trouble has a way of
finding him. When it does then he’ll do what needs to be done, whatever that
may be. All of the Konstantin books have been intense, edge-of-the-seat reads.
I’ve found the character of Konstantin interesting in that in many ways he
seems amoral, yet when you look deep, it’s apparent how untrue that impression
What set Dark Heart, Heavy Soul apart from the prior books in the
series for me was that I was never sure it was going to turn out okay. Normally
when you’re reading a book like this that is part of a series, while things may
get tense, in the back of your mind you expect the protagonist to come out on
top in the end. That he or she will survive is never really in question. But as
this story unfolded, with its various twists and turns, I found myself
seriously wondering whether Konstantin had finally gotten into a situation he
couldn’t get out of in one piece.
Some adult language.
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Approximate word count: 55-60,000 words