I enjoyed this mystery very much. The characters were fleshed out, dialogue was credible, the story kept me hooked, and the historical aspect was inte..Show More »resting - specifically regarding the political atmosphere of the Red Scare, but also in general through the depiction of life in NYC in 1950's. I will seek out more written by Mr. Taylor (and narrated by Mr. Szarabajka - fantastic).
These questions make me tired. Kind of like asking actors "What was it like working with X?" Both of the books, which I will review together, fit into..Show More » a genre: rogue detectives, often of the NYPD, often sad guys who drink to drown their manifold sorrows, go off the tracks and recklessly pursue their vision of justice. And they always, I mean always, get in trouble with their superiors, who are forever telling them to settle down, take a few days off, etc. Having said that, this book is very well written and very well narrated, the latter by a man I've never heard before, Keith, I'll just say, Sz.