The Mercy Seat - Martyn Waites This is me leaving my comfort zone and reading a thriller/suspense/whatever it is called. I don't know much about the genre, and haven't read enough to be able review it properly but I thought it was ok. There were dead bodies, blood, chases, fights and a mysterious minidisc.However, Mr Waites should leave love scenes to Danielle Steel. Really. Check this one for example:"They looked at each other. Their eyes locked.'Everything changes,' he said.'Nothing stays the same,' Maria replied.They kissed.The Tyne made oily, feathery slaps alongside them. The stars above them were real."The stars above them were real?? What the hell is that even supposed to mean??And that dialogue? Everything changes, nothing stays the same - sounds like a password and a countersign, a cue to kiss. I might try it out on my next date.