Angel Avenger

A Max Becker Thriller

Fiction - Crime
420 Pages
Reviewed on 07/31/2019
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Author Biography

Tim was born in Zimbabwe in 1962. He spent his early years in Zimbabwe, the UK and
then Hong Kong. At the age of eight he went off to boarding school, spending his
holidays in Germany, where he first went to a divided Berlin, and a visit to Bergen
Belsen, age 12, set off his interest in modern history.
He has been writing for many years, including plays: Wilfrid's Sussex (1980), Word
Over All (1987); and many short stories and articles, including Shadow on the Land: a
short History of Bergen Belsen, Girl Hunter (Max Becker - 2019), The Helmet and The
Heist (Max Becker - 2019), Mrs Ruth Backmayer, Last Train, Mr Banerjee's
Outing, Alice Band to Myrtle Beach, Last Song for Isa and is publishing his first novel,
Angel Avenger: A Max Becker Thriller in July 2019.
Since 2005 he's lived in West Wales, is married and has a son. He loves walking,
reading, writing, researching 20thc Military history, and prior to becoming a full-time
writer, worked variously as a teacher, college lecturer, IT analyst and Cabinet Maker.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Angel Avenger: A Max Becker Thriller by Tim Wickenden has a strong appeal to fans of thrillers and sleuth novels. It is September in 1960 and a serial killer is doing a lot of ghastly killings in Germany. The first victim is discovered tied to a tree; naked, tortured, shot in the head and left in the Spandauer forest with a message on his body. Detectives Max Becker and Bastian Döhl, from the Berlin Kriminalpolizei, are out to uncover the killer. But with more bodies surfacing, they quickly understand this crime is more complex than it seems. Who is killing Russians with criminal pasts? Follow this engrossing narrative and discover what it means for a detective to be caught in a difficult dilemma. Will Max choose his conscience or his duty when dealing with a crime with deep and entrenched roots?

While this is an entertaining story, it poses powerful moral questions, placing the protagonist in a very delicate position. The characters are rock-solid and relatable. I loved the shadowy Günther and the effect he has on the protagonist. The author ensures the characters are thought out with roles that help the narrative move forward. It is intriguing and packed with action, a deftly plotted novel with a setting that captures the cultural and historical elements of a people. Angel Avenger: A Max Becker Thriller is hypnotic, a well-crafted story with great characters. It has many strong themes and the prominent one is the quest for revenge for an age-old crime. Tim Wickenden does more than write a story: the author compels readers to follow the characters and to find out where the action takes them next. A pure delight for fans of crime thrillers.