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- Print Length: 282 pages
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- Publisher: Toby Neal (3 Oct. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009LEFUKG
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- Customer reviews: 1,049 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,518 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Despite my concerns about the nature of her relationship I did enjoy the unwinding of the story as it is laid out for us. Lei does seem to have an incredible amount of luck to survive the attempts on her life, and for a cop, she is either utterly stupid or equally incredibly arrogant. When someone is trying to kill you, you keep your head down and if sent to a safe house, you stay there!!!! One outstanding feature of this book is the general normality of police work - the team work, allocating tasks to different officers rather than the same ones hogging all the credit, and the investigation of multiple cases concurrently.
I didn't work out the identity of the person behind it all even though I really should have - we did have the descriptions after all, but I was too busy getting distracted by Lei's meltdowns over her childhood traumas - a very clever technique employed by the author. Towards the end of the book, we are given the identity of the mole in the police department but that information is never followed up and dealt with which is a jarring ommission. I particularly liked that the two people who were at the root of the network of evil were ultimately very disappointed with each other, although their eventual outcome was rather ludicrous.
This book has however been good company through a sleepless night and I was able to get sufficiently caught up in it not to resent the lack of sleep and would have given it four stars but for the inconsistencies and totally unsatisfactory ending.
something about Lei's traumatic past. However, it didn't spoil the story.
It made a refreshing change that the characters didn't use foul language all the time
as so many authors seem to think is necessary - in my opinion it isn't!
Also it was good that there were several investigations going on at the same time,
even if eventually they tied up. I liked Lei as a character - again a change from hard drinking,
smoking, macho male cops.
As another reviewer said, the ending of the 2 prime "baddies" was rather silly - and I would
have liked the bad cop to have been properly dealt with. Apart from those points, I would
recommend this book for an easy read and I will read more of the author's books.
I recommend Black Jasmine to anyone who enjoys a well thought out, convoluted plot, replete with many surprises and excitements.
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I received a free copy with no strings attached.