Very easy to read and although the story line seems clear throughout, there are twists and turns to keep your interest and keep you guessing right until the end. A misguided Captain Cuevas of the NYPD dislikes Detective John Stone and rather than sack him sends him to Coventry by putting him in charge of a new cold case team made up of him and Detective Carman Dehan. But the old “dinosaur” gets his teeth into a 10 year old cold case and away the story goes. It certainly is a hackneyed phrase “hard to put down” but this story is one of those that you want to keep on with to the very end. A very enjoyable read. Moses
The first book I have read by Blake Banner, and to be honest, I thought I would be ditching it, as I was having trouble getting interested in it. But I do not give up easily, and I hate to abandon a book, so I persisted.. This novel builds to a tumultuous climax, and you, also, won’t be sorry you hung in there! Way to go, Blake!
I loved the light hearted banter between the characters, loved the 2 detectives, loved the storyline and the twists and turns, in fact, just loved the book!! It is one of the better stories I had read for a long time! Now I have had to find more books by this author and I have no doubt, I will love them too.
Isn't it annoying? - you peruse the "freebies" looking for new authors to read, you really enjoy the two protagonists and the witty writing and then by the time you finish this first book you are hooked and then must buy the rest of the series. An interesting approach using cold cases, it is well written although more proof reading would not go astray.
I found this book interesting. Unfortunately some of the parts, the death of the crooked policeman, while not unreal. It is the fact the people who did this were allowed to 'get away with it'. I believe do the crime do the time. When the police allow this, in the book, you start a slippery slide you can't get back up.
I cannot help but think of the Nero Wolfe novels when I read this series. The twists and turns keep you glued to the plot until the very end when it all comes together in a classic ah-ha moment. I love it! Read this one then read them all
I thought this was a cleverly written book. It had me thinking the whole time. It would be a disservice to say that this was a routine police procedural. The plot had enough going on to make the reader really think and with Stone and Dehan, a partnership which has a solid foundation. I am looking forward to the next book featuring the pair.