Top positive review
4 January 2020
(Amazon First Reads - Jan 2020.) This is the fourth book I've read by Kevin Wignall. Each I have thoroughly enjoyed. This is another quality novel in his stable. His main character, James Wesley, (Wes), betrayed by colleagues, abandoned by his government, locked in jail with others for crimes against humanity, learns that his former wife has been murdered in a bombing and someone about whom he'd previously had no knowledge, is missing. This is a character study of Wes and looks at others who kill for political reasons or circumstances have forced them into positions to survive and from which they have difficulty extracting themselves. There are a number of surprising situations which occur and allows the reader to have empathy for the character. "The Names of the Dead" are those who are on a list Wes obtains about the local US Consulate that enables him to search for his ex-wife's killers. It also refers to those who do die. Highly recommended.