Reading the Classics: Review of Paul Creswick's "In a Hand of Steel"
In a Hand of Steel is more a suspense novel than it is an adventure. It discusses the solemn life of a young man by the name of Dick Milcrest, heir to the Thatchmere estate, an old region of what used to be Cumberland. The young man's uncle was part of a secret organization involving the protection of a steel hand, what it was for I won't tell you so as not to ruin it for you. Many of those outside this secret society attempt to kill Dick and his friend Jimmy, but the two boys, though frightened of the opposition, will not surrender easily. The book has excellent prose and whimsical dialogue for what promises to be an excellent suspense book. Though the end is somewhat predictable, the journey is exciting; murder, fires, fights: everything one needs to keep interested.