Current readers of TWO DAYS will be greatly relieved to know that DRAINLAND (Book 1) was released in early August 2016 because this novella is the prequel and it would be very unfair if we had to wait for the full show.
Iain Ryan does a particularly good job when it comes to noir set in unlikely places. He's also particularly good at action scenes, a constant level of menace and threat, creating good twisty plots, and putting it all together with a good sense of time, place and some engaging characters.
What more, after all, could the thriller reader want. There's politics, corruption, vice, tropical islands and a hand-delivered message from a heavy. This particular setting, the vice-ridden tropical island, creates a really interesting sort of a closed room scenario if you've got time to consider those sorts of things, what with the anti-hero character, John Dannen, busily trying to survive in a very weird world.
Everything in TWO DAYS indicates that DRAINLAND is going to be a hell of a read - and it's there, ready to go for anybody who gets hooked by this short, sharp and particularly engaging prequel.