The Falcon Tattoo
by Bill Rogers
In this, the second book in the National Crime Agency Series, by Bill Rogers Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart is in a race against time to apprehend a vicious attacker. The time between abductions is shortening as Jo and her team try to find the perpetrator whose identifying mark is a tattoo on his victim’s skin.
All Bill Rogers’s novels are complete stories and can be read out of sequence but the characters and their back stories do develop through the series so it is a good idea to read them in order. In this book we learn more about Joanne’s private life and the conflict between the demands of her job and her personal relationship with Abbie.
Jo is a strongly defined character and she commands the respect of her team and the reader.
As always in Bill Rogers’s books there is a wealth of information and insight about police procedures. I would like to believe that all police officers, particularly male officers were as politically correct and professional as most of Bill’s characters, especially in their attitude to women.
In The Falcon Tattoo the difficult subject of rape is handled well and the plot twists and turns to the end, keeping the reader turning the pages.
I look forward to the next book in the series:
The Tangled Lock