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Boring, basic and horribly written.
on 11 February 2015
A truly basic crime novel, I was thoroughly disappointed. I didn't love the first in this series either but thought I'd give it another shot. Maybe I shouldn't have. Carter seems to be able to come up with decent enough stories, but there are so many things around the plots that just don't work. For on the dialogue is atrocious. Utterly unconvincing and stilted on almost every page. IN this one, the captain of the LAPD seemed to be a dimwitted woman who knows nothing about detective work, so how did she become the captain? The lead detective, Hunter, is a stereotypical macho cutout, with zero personality other than that he drinks whiskey and does whatever he likes (and is also a genius with no explanation beyond 'he reads a lot') and the plot progresses with no pace either. In addition, the chapters seem to be about a paragraph long, and I can only presume this was written for people with no braincells or attention spans. Give it a miss. You'll get more action and character in ten minutes of an episode of CSI.