Book Review: Hunter's Moon - David Devereux

Publisher: Gollancz
Author: David Devereaux
Edition released: 2007
ISBN: 978-0-5750-7985-5
231 pages
Reviewed by: Adam Donnison

Jack is as good a name as any for the central character of HUNTER'S MOON. By his own admission a "bastard by disposition", Jack is a member of a secret government organisation who fight against the forces of dark using magic and violence.

Jack is given the brief to "close down" the Enlightened Sisterhood, a group of women who have been co-opted into a clandestine attack on the government. Jack takes up a job as a musician in a local bar and builds himself a cover story while liaising (in more ways than one) with Annie, who is in deep cover in the Sisterhood.

The Sisterhood use brainwashing and sex to control their group and Annie eventually succumbs to their tactics - resulting in Jack going in to try and rescue her and bring the Sisterhood to justice.

HUNTER'S MOON is pretty much black and white with no shades of grey. Jack is a hit man with no conscience nor qualms and relishes in his role. The evil Sisterhood is comprised of women who are essentially cast as man-haters. There was never any real doubt how this book would end, except perhaps the body count.

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