There is such an intensity to this story that it doesn't even strike you as odd when the journalist spends days on the road going front
one dangerous situation to another without too much regard for personal or professional safety.
But of course as a reader you want to go into those places where the journalist goes and as be gets names and places the story grows organically. This is not just about girls being murdered and corrupt coppers but what happens when the law is bent to become the protector and plaything of a dangerous elite.
There continue to be some cool one liners and moMents that make you think of Get Carter but perhaps that just underlines the authenticity of the 1970s feel.