Book Review For "Shoot The Dead"

Book Review For "Shoot The Dead" by Steve Wetherell

-Shoot The Dead, by Steve Wetherell, is your basic (almost) story about middle-management gangsters taking the world by the horns, so to speak, and making a break for it, trying to set it up so they can live their lives in luxury and not have to work for their, or any other boss, ever.

It seems simple enough. Become the trusted courier, meet with another courier to exchange some pricey goods for a wad of cash and a statue. Take that opportune moment to alleviate the other courier of their goods, keep your part of the exchange, and make a run for it and disappear.

In the process of disappearing, leaving a few bodies in your wake so they can't talk, head to the countryside, pilfer out your drugs to a trusted source for even more cash, then disappear to that magical place and live the easy life.

How hard can it be, right?

The only problem is that along with the cash and drugs, they ended up with this small, unique and seemingly useless little statue. Yet the two bosses they stole from are more interested in this statue than anything else our two entrepreneurial brothers took in their heist.


I like Wetherell's style, it is easy to digest and fun to blast through. If you like deeply involved and intricate plots, Shoot the Dead is not for you. Instead, if you like a fun easy read to get your mind off of things, then this is the story for you.

The indie author needs more editors but the word and spelling gaffs are not that frequent and do not distract from the momentum of this early story of his of bad guys being chased by bad guys, who are being chased by cops and... other things. I suspect as he gets better and more folks get on board, he'll have a perfect product to present.

My only word of warning, even though it is a bit of a spoiler, is that the story quietly slips and slides right into the realm of the supernatural, but that's all I'm going to say. The rest is for you to decide upon.

It got a 4.1/5 on Goodreads.

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