It's also a place where a crazed killer has turned paradise into a Disneyland of depraved violence - with a fiery vengeance - and where homicide cop Tom Shephard unravels a grisly mystery. It reaches back across 40 years of sordid sex, blackmail, and suicide into the dark corners of his own past, forcing him to sweat out a deadly truth in the sweltering Laguna Heat.
©2008 T. Jefferson Parker; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"Laguna Heat will linger in the memory long after all the puzzle's pieces are finally in place." (The Washington Post)
"Parker writes prose so hard-boiled he might have inherited Raymond Chandler's saucepan." (USA Today)
This author has a talent for creating sympathetic, deeply nuanced characters that you really care about. Great story too. Highly recommended.
There were times the story characters didn't seem to react to the situation in a believable way. I like twists and turns but this story was kind of flat for me and didn't build any suspense. I tried it two times and it just was not great.
A different narrator may have been able to improve the book. It seemed a little slow...
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