I'll start out here with full disclosure: I admire Stuart Neville's books. His first GHOSTS OF BELFAST (which won the LA Times Book Award) was on my list of Sox Knockers of 2009.
I've met Stuart a couple of times and he's a buddy of my sushi swilling companion in karaoke Juliet Grames. He's a nice guy. A VERY nice guy ... I think. I don't intend to find out if I'm wrong because he writes some of the scariest fiction I've ever read, and what he does to people in those books scares bejesus out of me.
Which makes me wonder why anyone, unless they've taken leave of their senses, would purposely antagonize Stuart Neville. As it happens, someone is trying to poison his reviews on Amazon with a series of 1-star reviews. I wouldn't have noticed (although I do always read the 1-star reviews on books I buy) if Stuart hadn't noticed, and written about it here.
This guy has got to be deranged. And honest to god, he'd better hope Stuart Neville works out his annoyance on the page and thus won't be looking for someone to serve as a little hands-on research for the next novel.