A typical Thomas Perry novel, similar in plot and form to Pursuit (which is slightly superior) and featuring Jack Till, the detective from Silence. The writing is solid without being showy or demanding, the characters hold one's attention, and the plot is suspenseful but not twisty. This is fine, but I rate it a notch below Perry's best books (such as Strip).
The author's ability to compose vivid descriptions of incidental details is remarkable. Unfortunately, the fine writing is dressing up a rather thin plot. The resolution of the "mystery" does not make much sense and really isn't very interesting. Dalton does a great job of the narration.
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