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on 24 October 2013
After reading all the previous books by Mark Gimenez, and thoroughly enjoying them, I really looked forward to this new one, the first in a planned series featuring unconventional law professor John Bookman. Sadly this one didn't work for me at all. The premise is a good one - Bookman receives letter from a former intern needing his help, sets off on his Harley with possibly the most irritating assistant as pillion passenger, and gets involved in a convoluted plot involving 'fracking', modern art, and the death of his former colleague. It's very involved, a lot of technical detail about gas and oil but not a lot of mystery or tension. The concluding ' big finish' is entirely 'Boy's Own' stuff and totally unbelievable.
Loved the previous books greatly, but this is well below par. The rest of the series will need to be much better for me to bother getting the next one.