What made this book very original and revitalizing was the usage of self drawn pictures by Jonathan Santlofer. The writer didn't describe the crime scenes. He drew them in an excellent but not too graphic way. He lets Nate add to the face every now and then and the reader is automatically drawn to his way of drawing. Shades and lines forming a subjects face until it is finished. I thought the idea to include such pictures in a mystery novel is impeccable gorgeous.
The story itself has it flaws, isn't perfect but I didn't really care. I already decided to read the next Nate Rodriguez novel which will be published in May, 2008.
What Jonathan Santlofer has to say about Nate Rodriguez:
"Next it will be spring and I will have a new book out, THE MURDER NOTEBOOK. It's the second Nate Rodriguez book. When I wrote ANATOMY OF FEAR I wasn't sure I would write another, but there was more to say about Nate. Now I'm thinking there could be many Nate books. He's a man who cares about humanity, and he leads me into unexpected places."
There's more to come. :-)
I didn't care for this one--didn't find the character anything special to keep reading about him and I get very very tired of trying to read a book full of names you can't pronounce or words in Spanish/French, etc. you can't say, etc. gets to be annoying!