Saturday, May 31, 2008

Head Wounds (Sam Acquillo) by Chris Knopf

Sam, ex-boxer, engineer and troubleshooter's back! After a fight with a local builder who ends up dead he's suspected of killing him. Not so surprising because the murder weapon is covered with his fingerprints. In fact, at one point you start to wonder that he may indeed be a killer and just doesn't remember anymore, caused by the head trauma he received as a boxer. Unfortunately this angle is not explored very much during the course of the story. A shame, because it was a refreshing element.
The story isn't very thrilling, but as usual Sam feels like a very real character, and the local feel is very well written. I must also admit I didn't gues 'whodunnit', making the ending surprising and satisfying.

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