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A lost kitten,
This review is from: The Panther (Paperback)
I love Nelson Demille's books. I love wisecracking cop John Corey and his lovely wife. I did NOT love this book.
When I started reading this book in October 2012 I thought I'd read all the other John Corey books in the series. About 100 pages in I discovered, by way of constant references back to a previous case, that I had skipped The Lion. Even though the ending of that book had been given away by reading this one, I nonetheless stopped reading this book and acquired The Lion and raced through it - a really good read. The Lion had claws.
Then I picked up this book where I'd left off. At first I thought maybe I'd confuse the two villans and the stories but the book was so vastly inferior that was not ever going to happen. The book is 600+ pages and properly edited down, I reckon you could make a fair short story out of it - its that poor. The Panther is like the neighbour's lost kitten - barely seen.
I'm not going to say much more other than like all the other people who gave this one star, I am doing so with a heavy heart. I usually think 1 star reviews have their expectations too high or are hard to please - in this case they are all spot on.
I will read Nelson's next book because one bad book does not make you a bad author and I still think Detective Corey can straighten himself out and deliver some more fast paced drama without constantly referring back to Ted Nash and previous exploits.