I bought the ebook version to re-read before the release of the new TNT series - I had loved the book when I 1st read it in the 90s, and wanted a quick refresher course. That proved to be a great decision, the book is even better than I had remembered.
What always impressed me wt this book was the seamless merging of historical fact with pure fiction. I, like the author Caleb Carr, have been a fan of Theodore Roosevelt's and to find him walking throughout the pages of this book has been wonderful. I loved the of 1896 New York, almost a living, breathing character in its own right, especially wt so many references to known landmarks.
The characters are well-drawn, the plot moves along well. The end surprised me... again, but for different reasons this time.
I recommend this book to all who love a good crime story and appreciate history. I can only hope that the series will do it justice, although my reaction to Sara's character.....hmmmmm.