10 hrs 48 mins
Published July 12, 2022
Westward is book three in the Bob Hoon quadrilogy (apparently the correct term is tetralogy!) about an obnoxious foul-mouthed disgraced detective who can’t stay out of trouble. These are a spin-off from the DCI Jack Logan series, which I haven’t read – this hasn’t bothered me in terms of the background, as although Jack does appear intermittently, his role in these is quite minor. I’ve listened to the audiobooks in fairly quick succession, and thought the narration was perfect. I loved the first instalment, Northwind, for the uniqueness of the main character, but struggled with the second, Southpaw, because it was all about cage fighting. I enjoyed this one a lot more, as there’s a brilliant mix of action, cunning misdirection, and a hilarious cast of oddball characters, old and new, especially the fearsome Berta.