Wednesday, April 7, 2010
A False Dawn (Sean O'Brien) by Tom Lowe
Sean O' Brien is an ex-cop who promised his dying wife to steer away from the darkness of criminal investigations, living in Florida with his dog. When he stumbles upon a dying young woman he can't help but find justice for her. Along the way he has to face human trafickers, corrupt cops and a psychopathic serial killer. Luckily, Sean still has some friends he can trust and a past as an Special Forces paratrooper.
Sean is not a very original kind of hero, neither is the plot. There is a very well written dark tone however and enough action to enjoy. It's a cross between James Lee Burke, James MacDonald and Lee Child. Since I like all those writers a lot, I enjoyed this one although it didn't blow me away.