The guys and gals of Hollywood Division are back and then some! Like the others in this series, Harbor Nocturne does not disappoint. Wambaugh's crazy characters abound as usual, but this installment has a good strong storyline, as well. Plenty of humor, action, tragedy, and even love. Well worth your time, but just be careful where you're listening, people might wonder what your constantly changing facial expressions are all about!
I could make this review really short and simply say this Grisham story went around and around, up and down, but ended up nowhere in particular. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what was the "Racketeer" part of the title. Oh, the story had action going for it. Murder, intrigue, however implausible. I got the feeling that he sort of made up the plot as he went along. Not one of Grisham's best.
Much like his Killing Lincoln book, Bill O'Reilly reports the facts and interesting details on not only the assassination, but also a look at the JFK era. An interesting read and factual type perspective filled with with concise detail for those who have followed the Kennedy saga.
As usual, James Lee Burke is the ultimate master of descriptive prose in this new Dave Robicheaux novel. Will Patton's reading of Burke novels is of course 5-star. Great characters abound in this new one with sidekick Clete Purcel leading the way, but the storyline seemed to travel to and around so many topics, from the oil spill to nazi war criminals that one tended to give up on where it was all going, and just enjoy the ride.
Lot a hoopla about this one, but I have no idea why. Even Scott Brick couldn't save this story. It wandered around, to and fro, this and that, to the point one no one longer cared. Not really. Enjoyed Scott's reading, but not too much else.
Serge and Coleman are back for a special little holiday treat! What else is there to say? It's psychopathic vigilante Serge Storms and substance abuse sidekick Coleman putting their particular brand of bizarre spin on the season. Followers of Tim Dorsey's tales will remember Jim and Martha Davenport from Triggerfish Twist and Atomic Lobster. Alas, the poor couple are (again) thrown in the middle of a not-so-fictional modern day economic mess. Serge to the rescue, along with help from the G-Unit Grannies, to sort it all out, eliminate bad guys as only Serge can, and triumph for a Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!
James Lee Burke has definitely got something going here. This second Hackberry Holland novel matches the previous and then some. Deputy Pam, Preacher Jack Collins and others are fleshed out a bit more and deep. Will Patton, of course, as reader, is a necessity in this series. I cannot think of anyone else doing JLB. Both Rain Gods and Feast Day of Fools are both in audio and hardback in my library. JLB delivers again, as expected. Download both, if you can. You will not be dissapointed.
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