This book feels like a complete 180 from the first book in the series. Even though it feels different the characters remain the same and still fit wi..Show More »th the universe created in the first book.
The storyline content is not as dark as the first book and it seems to have a little lighter feel to the last book and moves at a much faster pace. The book does have several sub-plots which can be a little distracting from the overall case but the book in general is great addition to the series.
One of my favorite parts of the book is the carry over storylines from the first book which help keep you entrenched in the Knighthorse world while the new case is so different and unique. The book also sets up some future storylines and has some great twists in it. Overall a great book.
Once past the first two or three chapters the Spenser clone aspect of the series faded a bit and more aspects of the character evolved. Jim is still t..Show More »he one woman man; Cindy (Susan.) The dog that sleeps in his bed; Junior (Pearl.) The homicide detective that he's tight with; Sanchez (Quirk or Belson.) However the character of Jack sets Knighthorse apart from not only Spenser, but from pretty much any of the fictional literary detectives. Jack is a man who may or not be god; dresses and smells like someone who sleeps in an alley or behind a dumpster. An agent named Atkins appears in Knighthorse's doorway. his star client Freddie Calgary died of an overdose in Sedona two years earlier. Things get complicated the next day Atkins is killed by a gunshot to the head. So Knighthorse heads for the red rocks of Sedona. Rather than spoil the second half of the book I'll just say that our boy Jim kicks ass, takes names and brings justice to a couple of not so nice thugs. An excellent escapist story and Knighthorse is an entertaining character.