Check out this excellent review of “The Freak Foundation Operative’s Report” by Tom Joyce!
Written by: Tim Meyer
There are few novels out there that attempt to blend multiple genres together, and the few that try, usually end up getting it wrong. Tom Joyce’s debut novel The Freak Foundation Operative’s Report is one that tries, and—for the most part—succeeds.
The town of Batley is under siege by a masked organization calling themselves “The Slain”. These hooligans start attacking various social events and generate terror within a town that has seen its fair share of supernatural shitstorms. Investigating the madness, is an unnamed investigator who spends the length of the tale trying to piece together a very intricately-woven conspiracy.
As the title suggests, the story is mostly told through the operative’s case files. Each chapter represents a different file, and as the case unfolds, the reader is rewarded with plot twists you don’t really see coming. Incorporated into the files are accounts from other characters…
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