It feels like a realistic portrayal of cops and investigators. It’s told in first person by Patrick the private investigator. A few times he was too preachy on the subject of racial incidents, gang violence, and affirmative action.
This is the first in a series. I wanted to meet Patrick and Angie here before going onto some of the later books.
I had two favorite parts. I loved the psyco character Bubba. He was like Patrick’s unseen bodyguard - always around as a sniper on a nearby roof when Patrick needed him. I’d love to know the back story on Bubba - why he is so loyal to Patrick. Maybe that’s in a later book.
Another favorite part was Angie getting revenge against her abusive husband. For most of the story other characters wondered why she put up with him. What she eventually did to her husband and the cop conversations afterward were great! That part of the story will stay with me longer than the rest of the story.
The narrator was very good.
Genre: crime mystery suspense
Born and raised in the Charlestown section of Boston. Irish-American, music (punk rock), crime & history, or anything having to do with those are my favorite subjects.
Not his best book, IMO, by any means, but still a solid story. It's worth a listen, but his others are worth more than a few listens.
This is a screed about race relations. Okay for awhile and he makes some good points, but the preaching gets old.