Review: Unethical Conduct – Arthur Cole

Series: Terry McGuire 1

My version: Paperback
Genre: Fiction, thriller, south Wales
Artcymru Productions
First published: 2016
ISBN: 9780998195957
Pages: 241

From the cover:
Corrupt senior officers, a murder, a rape and a flasher. Can DI Terry McGuire’s day get any worse?
McGuire became a police officer to uphold the law and to protect those who cannot protect themselves. When he discovers a connection between a former friend and colleague and a body buried on a beach that appears to have been frozen for five years, McGuire knows there is only one course of action he can take.
With a murder, a rape and a flasher adding to McGuire’s headache, is there a connection between his colleagues and the awful events unfolding? Can McGuire stand up for what he believes and bring the perpetrators to justice, whoever they may be?

An excellent first novel from two ex-South Wales policemen. Of interest to me, primarily because it is set in the same area, the same town – Porthcawl – some of it, as where my family now live and have lived for some 30-odd years. So, apart from constantly thinking “I know where that is! I’ve been down there!” I was convinced by the corruption and the sleaze which the protagonists could easily have thought they’d get away with because “no one would notice down here!” It rattles on at a good pace and would be of interest to those few of you now familiar with the Porthcawl, Swansea, Bridgend area.

Especially towards the end, there was perhaps a little too much procedure used instead of a story, but it is a small quibble and certainly wouldn’t put me off reading more.

You can buy Unethical Conduct from Amazon

Photo of Wales at the top of the page by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

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