Animal – Munish K. Batra, M.D. & Keith R. A. DeCandido

One of the last books finished up in February! Also, I think I found my new favorite insult thanks to Hippie Runner.

Thanks to Wordfire Press for the free copy in exchange for my honest review

ANIMAL – Munish K. Batra, M.D. & Keith R. A. DeCandido (Released January 5th, 2021)

Book Description:

Two grisly murders are committed at a meatpacking plant by a person wearing a cow mask…not long after the CEO of a water park is brutally killed by someone wearing an orca mask.

Interpol Agent An Chang believes these are the latest acts of a ruthless serial killer he has been chasing for more than twenty years…a killer who targets those who harm innocent animals.

Elephant poachers in Chad, Russian big-game hunters of endangered species, dog fighters in Atlanta, European food execs who gorge ducks to make paté, gorilla hunters in the Congo, ivory merchants in China.

Those who torture animals are not safe…

Working with two California detectives, Chang races to unmask the killer, as his spree ramps up. But the killer’s motives and history are far deeper than anyone realizes, and the truth of his rampage leads on a wild chase from the streets of Shanghai around the globe… Who is the real animal?

My Thoughts: 4/5 stars

If there was ever a time to almost want to cheer on the serial killer, I think this is the book for it. ANIMAL brings us a killer that seeks to avenge the innocent animals that are tortured and killed by people. This killer does not discriminate either and is quite the traveler, so no one is out of reach. I think that this sheds a lot of light on the different kinds of animal cruelty around the world – everything from dog fighting, poachers, hunters of endangered species, and more.

Co-authored by Dr. Munish Batra (a surgeon and humanitarian) and best-selling author Keith R. A. DeCandido – together they bring us a grisly and intense murder mystery. This isn’t like your typical police procedural novel, this is action packed, gruesome, and the pace never lets up. I think this also brings to question right and wrong. Yes, its wrong to murder people (obviously), but what the victims did is also horrific. If you’re looking for an action packed horror/thriller, then I highly recommend picking up ANIMAL. Just remember – there are some scenes of animal abuse involved.

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