Gerald Rayner spends the last two years of his life trying to find a mystery woman who could be dead. This gets him embroiled in the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, as it struggles to meet the demands of a changing and uncertain world in which terrorism takes over as the major threat to our daily lives. He writes his story for Dan, a ski-ing friend, to be read only after his death. It reveals some intimate truths about their relationship and some disturbing secrets about governments and their agents doing terrible things. Sometimes they have to, in order to prevent a greater evil, but when it involves a loved one, can it be justified? Can it be forgiven? Or does it call for revenge?
A Balance of Evil is a profound, compelling and entertaining read that captivated me for many nights thanks to the phenomenal story laced within the pages of the exceptional A Balance of Evil. A Balance of Evil is the type of novel that requires a reader’s full attention, and because the book is so expertly written from the start the reader will have no problem giving their full attention. The novel requires your full attention because laced throughout it are many intricate details that amount to some incredible events. These type of reads, the kind where I have to invest in the story and have my thoughts provoked make for the best kind of reads in my opinion so already I have to implore you lovely readers to read this story as it is full of brilliance!
A Balance of Evil is a multi-layered novel with an in-depth plot that follows a few core characters, one of them being Gerald Rayner. Gerald is a man who has spent ‘the last two years of his life trying to find a mystery woman who could be dead,’ and during his search for the mysterious woman, Gerald becomes involved with MI6. MI6 is explored in a new light in A Balance of Evil as it showcases the struggles they are facing due to terrorism being rife in the world. Gerald writes about the last two years of his life and all that happened in his search for the mystery woman in great detail for his friend Dan so that when he dies, he will know the truth. Gerald’s story will shock Dan and inform him of troubling secrets, and sinister Government actions and this book lovers is the general premise of this fantastic story.
The story of A Balance of Evil is one that I would consider deeply philosophical as it explores a topic that many people think about. The topic is that of fighting evil with evil and whether evil can ever be justified; these two themes are excellently explored throughout A Balance of Evil in the most thought-provoking and entertaining of ways and for readers like me, who love to be challenged, it made for an incredibly enjoyable read.
Douglas Renwick is the author of A Balance of Evil, and I can’t help but sing his praises as his literature laced throughout A Balance of Evil is that of a real wordsmith. Renwick is an author who is clearly invested in the reader’s experience and wants the reader to be sucked into the story with the feeling of not wanting to leave. As I read A Balance of Evil I felt just this, I was sucked into the story and felt that I could not put the book down; I felt compelled to read until the early hours of the morning and this is thanks to the intriguing, shocking premise which laces true events as well as the remarkable literature courtesy of Renwick.
As A Balance of Evil is an incredible, phenomenal and captivating novel that is guaranteed to capture its reader’s attention for many hours, I have no choice but to award this stunning book five stars!
Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on A Balance of Evil; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!
P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book.
Douglas Renwick: Amazon Author Page