A Victim of the Times is the debut novel of English writer Adam Steven Page. It’s a crime thriller which differs in many ways to books of a similar genre and is told through the eyes of flawed protagonist Jack Phoenix. The story is told through a present tense stream-of-consciousness.
[This book contains strong language and graphic violence]
Orchard City, once peaceful, full of promise. It is now infested with gangs, organised crime, prostitution and a corrupt police force. The inhabitants live in fear; a fear that is ever growing. A killer known as The Executioner begins to roam and mercilessly decapitate his victims.
In this fast paced and unrelenting crime thriller follow Jack Phoenix; a thirty year old sales assistant with a sordid past, as he tries to lead a normal life. But as Orchard spirals further out of control, will Jack stay on the straight and narrow or give in to old habits?
Will he become the next target on The Executioners list?