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Losing his way.....,
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This review is from: The Double (Spero Lucas 2) (Hardcover)
I have thoroughly enjoyed George Pelecanos's books until the last three where he seems to have rushed the stories. Although some might find the detail he went to in earlier books irritating, I liked it as he built excellent characters around this detail with believable plotlines, however his recent books seem rushed as if he has been asked to produce so many books within a certain timeframe. I gave the book three stars because I like Pelacanos and measured against others, it is still an interesting read but not a 'can't put it down' book like many of his others. I did start to wonder if his writing for television was impacting his novels as they are starting to read like 'potential' film scripts. The Spero Lucas character had and still has a great deal of potential but currently there is little depth to him and he is in danger of being a not to believable substitute for Pelecanos's heroes of the past.