3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Slow but interesting,
This review is from: The Good German (Paperback)
I don't mind how long Joseph Kanon's novels are because they are all so well written and contain interesting information and some history, as well as being intelligent thrillers. For example, with 'Los Alamos' you get a good description of the place where the first nuclear bomb was tested. In 'Alibi' you get a picture of Venice just after the war; and the 'The Prodigal spy' covers the Macarthy period, to some extent. I especially like the way all his protaganists solve the mystery in each novel, slowly by piecing together the bits of the puzzle, and none of them are detectives ! Slowly is the word, however, so his stories are not really for those who want action on every page.