Realistic take on corruption in the NYPD. Winslow’s greatest asset is building worlds so realistic that it doesn’t matter who he plops down there or what he has them doing.
Coben’s recurring Myron Bolitar series remains my favourite of the Coben books, but each of his standalone novels contains the kernel of what makes all of his characters so compelling: unrelenting, pure, unresentful, selfless love for the others in their lives, be it child, parents, siblings, husband, wife or partner.
I love them all.
Damn fine pie!
“FINALLY” some background on what actual life and the people on Mars are like. Sadly needed. We also get to see “Gunny” Bobbi Draper’s shaming for saving the world.
Sharp, short crisp dialogue without a lot of parsley added on just to fill the plate.
An earlier version of Elvis Cole detective series, complete with a tough lead character whose heart is in the right place and whose self-avowed comedic prowess is slightly misplaced; a sketchy silent partner who provides muscle when called upon; and a capable, ever-suffering, attractive female companion; all working to help those in need.
I still like Elvis better, but having Boston instead of the more common settings is appealing.
Poignant tale of young man done wrong, refusing to blame others for his woes, coming out the right side on the other end, and managing to make others’ lives better. Good debut novel.
Crais’ Elvis Cole and Joe Pike couldn’t be more different. They also couldn’t be more alike. Put them together in the same mystery series, and you’ve got double your trouble. And double your fun. Excellent read.