Loved this book!
Highly original plot, engaging, sympathetic characters, non-stop action, and plot twists up the ying-yang. NCIS agent Linus Schag is chasing an old friend who appears to have ‘gone rogue’ and embarked on a killing spree, and, in the process, uncovers high-level corruption and the theft of billions during the Iraq war. Kept me reading to the last page.
There was a large conglomerate, Gordias, behind a lot of missing money in Iraq and it was run by an American politician from the shadows. Bill Butcher, a former NCIS agent's personal agenda was to avenge some wrongs he witnessed while he was deployed in Iraq including that missing money. Hill now begins the intricate plot that sends Bill Butcher and his best friend Linus Schag, another NCIS agent into a tale that includes murder, kidnapping, and extortion. As Bill commits some violent acts, Linus wonders if a medication he was given for malaria is at the root of his rogue behavior. Bill's relentless pursuit of his agenda ultimately is successful, but a deadly price. His last words to Linus were I will get him. This is an amazing novel.
Martin Roy Hill is a former award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the military mystery thriller The Killing Depths and the new NCIS thriller The Butcher’s Bill which is the second installment in Hill’s Linus Schag series.
As The Butcher’s Bill is scheduled for publication this summer, the following is an interview with the author on the book and a lifetime of writing: