Wednesday, May 9, 2012
"Idleness like kisses, to be sweet, must be stolen." Jerome K Jerome
Imagine an entire family being tortured and murdered by crazed killers who were looking for information that the family never had?
Think about if you worked with computers with a bank and found a way to divert millions of dollars from an automated account. It would make you feel confident that you and your accomplices committed a perfect crime. However, you learn of a software company vice president and family being murdered and the killers leaving a note on the wall "were coming." In improper English.
Lucas Davenport is on the case and attempts to learn what information the family might have had. With the manner of torture and killing along with the ungrammatical note, officials believe they are dealing with a group of murderous drug dealers who operate on both sides of the border, they are called Los Criminales del Norte.
The pacing of the story is well done as the author describes what is happening with the killers, then we see the status of the investigation and then at the armature thieves who had no idea of what an explosive situation they were getting themselves into.
John Sandford is a master of dialogue and rates in the class with Elmore Leonard in that regard. His character, Lucas Davenport is a legendary criminal investigator whose actions and manner of apprehending criminals are very realistic and make him a pleasure to read, so much so that with the well written conclusion of the novel, it is sad to see the story come to the end.
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