This is a great series, and the book listed here is no exception. Told from Bill Smith's perspective and we get a glimpse into his past. Well written (as usual) and a story that has a couple of good twists and turns.
The hard-boiled detective is alive and well in this book, fueled by alcohol, endless cups of coffee, and far too many cigarettes. Bill Smith was an interesting character, complex enough that I found myself liking him one minute and disliking him the next. His partner Lydia was little more than background here, a moderating influence who held Bill's hand but otherwise didn't have much to add to the story. The plot's been done many times before; Rozan's version wasn't entirely believable but kept my interest throughout, although it left me wishing for a more satisfying resolution. Not bad, but I'm uncertain whether I'll continue with the series.
Private detective Bill Smith's nephew was apprehended by the NYPD but escapes custody. The search proceeds to New Jersy where one his nephew's classmates was murdered-a murder similar to an old murder-suicide. This was my daughter's book and she said she just couldn't finish it.
Maybe this is for the teen group-I found it to be rather boring and it's about high school football, the towns secret, the bullies, and it just seemed so juvenile that I didn't finish it
I was introduced to this series by PBS and have read five or six of them. The stories have all been great and I have looked for more. However, this was something of an exception. It was very wordy, with tons of characters, plots and sub plots. Tons of people being shot and injured. Several municipal authorities, their governing officials and and Police. I longed for the simple plots I was used to and the insights into the Chinese Communities here and abroad.Lydia played second fiddle in this one and just tried to keep Mr. Smith on the straight and narrow. Poor Stacey played a major role from her hospital bed. Don't let the quality of this one book in the series, deter you from enjoying the quality of the others.
Good book, but excessive language