Book Reviews of The First Victim (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews, Bk 6)

The First Victim (Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews, Bk 6)
The First Victim - Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews, Bk 6
Author: Ridley Pearson
ISBN-13: 9780786889662
ISBN-10: 0786889667
Publication Date: 6/1/2000
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
From Publishers Weekly
Impeccably paced, beautifully observed and moving with a crescendo of suspense, this is another thoughtful and exciting Seattle-based police thriller from Pearson (The Pied Piper), whose skill at maintaining a balance between the narrative thrust of his plot and the personal lives of his characters makes him a top-notch practitioner of the genre. We learn just enough about Lt. Lou Boldt's current situation to realize that his recent promotion has had mixed benefits: he misses street work and bends the rules to get out from behind his desk. We also discover that his wife Liz's apparent remission from cancer has created some domestic tensionAshe credits her good results to faith; he can't quite make the same leap and that financial pressure caused by the loss of her income has made him think about leaving the police force.
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Chinese immigrants are smuggled into the US in containers on ships. Several are dead when they arrive. Lou Boldt must find out how they died and who is responsible. Very good story
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Set in an interesting place, good characters, plot could be better but still a good read.
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I was hooked from the first few sentences, not only because the novel is set in a locale familiar to me, the Pacific Northwest. I'll let the blurb describe it for me, and all I want to add is "You more than get your money's worth when you read a book by Ridley Pearson!"

From back cover:
In this gripping novel, Lou Boldt is back and entering dark new territory. A shipping container washed ashore leads Seattle television news anchor Stevie McNeal and her reporter friend, Melissa, on the trail of a scam involving the importation of illegal aliens. A career stepping-stone for McNeal, the investigation puts her at cross-purposes with Seattle Police Department's Lou Boldt and Sergeant John LaMoia. When Melissa disappears, perhaps at the hands of the Chinese Triad, McNeal turns from foe to ally and teams up with the detectives on an investigation that takes them from Seattle's docklands to the offices of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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Lou Boldt is back and entering dark new territory. A shipping container washed ashore leads Seattle televeision news anchor Stevie NcNeal and her reporter friend, Melissa, on the trail of a scam involving the importation of illegal aliens. A career stepping-stone for McNeal, the investigation puts her at cross-purposes iwth Seattle Police Departments's Lou Boldt and Sergeant John LaMoia. When Melissa disappears, perhaps at the hands of the Chinese Triad, McNeal turns from foe to ally and teams up with the detectives on an investigation that takes them from Seattle's docklands to the offices of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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Great Boldt/Matthews book, as always!
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Book Cover:

In this gripping novel Lou Boldt is back and entering dark new territory. A shipping container washed ashore leads Seattle TV news anchor Stevie McNeal and her reporter friend, Melissa, on the trail of a scam involving the importation of illegal aliens. A career stepping-stone for McNeal, the investigation puts her at cross-purposes with Seattle Police Department's Lou Boldt and Sergeant John LaMoia. When Melissa disappears, perhaps at the hands of the Chinese Triad, McNeal turns from foe to ally and teams up with the detectives on an investigation that takes them from Seattle's docklands to the offices of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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ABRIDGED - 2 Cassettes - 3 hours approx.
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This book is well written and intriguing. It held my attention. Ridley Pearson is one of my new favorites among authors, with his deceptively simple style of writing that draws you in and weaves an interesting plot while seeming to be straightforward. Boldt is a refreshing protagonist.
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This man can write, and always adds so much informative info just for the readers pleasure! GREAT read!