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Hoping for a favourable prognosis
on 2 June 2014
Sometimes you hear retired people say that they don't know where they found the time to work, not so Marty Singer, but that is because he hasn't really stopped working even though he is retired on health grounds. In this book, he doesn't even have time to be ill. He is supposed to have an exploratory operation to check on the progress of his cancer, and perhaps remove a tumour depending on its size but he doesn't know when he can fit it in. It isn't that he is being reckless with his life - he would like to get it over and done with but there are greater calls on his time. One of his erstwhile colleagues has called on him to investigate the deaths of four cops over a short period of time but the location of each killing means that no-one is linking them together, except Lieutenant Sam Bloch and it is he who is asking Marty to investigate as no-one else is and he doesn't have approval to do so.
Fortunately for Marty, he doesn't have to get into any physical confrontations or chases, nothing which is going to cause him to expend what little energy he does have in physical effort. On top of fighting cancer and investigating multiple murders, Marty is also facing the prospect that his surrogate daughter will leave the area and move across the country to find employment. Even though they haven't known each other long, the things which they have been through together have created a strong bond between them and he is disconcerted to find just how much he is going to miss her.
Marty eventually finds the link but isn't entirely sure what it means and how it worked. Sometimes however, he has a tendency to let his mouth run away with him and he gives information he shouldn't to the wrong people. Of course he doesn't know who the wrong people are!! It is Marty's tenacity and dogged determination which pays off in the end, but not without complications and more deaths.
I do hope that Marty finds time to have his operation and that the outcome will be positive because I am really hoping for further books.