Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Welcome Grave (Lincoln Perry) by Michael Koryta

Lincoln Perry tracks down the son of his ex-fiancee Karen when her husband dies. When he arrives the young man shoots himself through the head, making Lincoln a murder suspect. I was a bit worried that this would turn into a 'falsely accused' story, a type of tale I usually don't enjoy that much. It didn't however. The incident starts a fast-paced thriller in which LP is aided by hitman Thor. His reporter friend, now his lover Amy is endangered and Lincoln is forced to get very hardboiled.
More noir and more violent than the first two novels Michael develops even more of a distinct style while still very much appealing to fans of Robert B. Parker and Robert Crais, now dragging along the readers of Marcus Sakey and Duane Swierczynski.

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