The Blood of Tyrants

Lawson Holland Thrillers Book 1

Fiction - Thriller - Terrorist
330 Pages
Reviewed on 07/25/2018
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Blood of Tyrants is a thriller novel by author M.P. MacDougall and the first in the Lawson Holland Thrillers series. Set in the genre of political and military thriller fiction, the plot follows central character Lawson Holland, a retired Navy SEAL, who is inevitably pulled back into the real world to encounter a war he never wanted to be part of. Torn between the personal issues surrounding his previous career and his duties to the nation he once swore to serve, Holland is swept into a cyclone of terrorism with violence at every turn. When his limited options are put before him, Holland knows that violence can only be met with more violence.

Despite the high level of reference to violence in The Blood of Tyrants, the novel is not especially graphic, and I appreciate how much fear and suspense author M.P. MacDougall can create without having to resort to shock value. The character of Lawson Holland was well painted right from the start, a relatable man who leaps from the page, demanding both respect and empathy from readers. The plot is suitably complex for the genre of political thriller and sure to please regular readers in this vein, but as a relative newbie to the genre I still found it very accessible, intriguing but easy to follow. Overall, I’d certainly recommend The Blood of Tyrants to existing thriller fans and, for those who’ve never tried the genre before, you couldn’t find a better introduction than the work of M.P. MacDougall.