Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Gone 'til November (Sara Cross) by Wallace Stroby
The intended main protagonist Sara Cross carries enough baggage with her to make her an interesting character. She's also a pretty dogged investigator. The real star of this crime novel is one of the bad guys however,reminding me of guys like Carter (from Get Carter) or Parker. His name is Morgan and he's an enforcer for a gangster called Mikey-Mike. His illness is not enough to stop him from getting back the money that was stolen from one of Mikey-Mikes men. In doing so he encounters deputy Sara Cross who has very personal ties to the thief.
The writing is tight, the tempo constant. A fast and satisfying read. Not a thriller or mystery but reall a crime story.