“Beginning to End” is a great piece of action/crime/ suspense/ thriller fiction no one should miss reading if they are looking for an adventurous, entertaining read that has high stakes and an incredibly unpredictable plot. If you’re looking for a work lacking in cliché then I must say that you might have a bone to pick with this, as there were many ‘familiar’ elements that made me almost feel at times that I had read it before (I haven’t). But I believe the author’s job is not to be completely original (for is there such a thing as true originality, especially in the police and crime game?) here but rather to tell a powerful story with interesting characters that stays with you. For I believe that the true future for the genre lies not in becoming ‘newer’ but rather by taking old heroic tales and telling them better. This is done nicely here and I am impressed with the way that Paul Hughes can tell a story in his own way with characters that we love, or love to hate. I looked forward to my reading time each evening and was sad when it was over. Hope he has other books in this series soon