Overview: Amos Decker is just walking to work, minding his own business, when he witnesses a brazen murder. Why had Walter Dabney killed Anne Berkshire? And why is the DIA telling the FBI to back off? Good luck with that last part, Agent Brown.
Story Telling: This is a marriage between a murder mystery and an espionage novel. As well as it is the third book in an on-going series.
Dislikes: Sometimes, you run into characters that you just don’t click with. Amos Decker and Alex Jamison are two of those characters for me. There’s a genius of a sort, and then there’s rudeness. Guess where these two landed.
As you may know, I’m a big proponent of the United States Constitution. I also know that murder investigations have to balance finding the truth with protecting the accuser’s Constitutional Rights. This book’s investigation seemed to, at the least, disregard people’s rights. My question is: if we lose our Rights for the so-called “greater good,” can we ever regain them? History isn’t very positive on that note.
And please, don’t get me started over Joey’s lot in this book.
Likes: Melvin Mars seems like a great guy.
And Amos, for all of his negative personality quirks, was trying to do the right thing.
Favorite Character: He didn’t have a very big part, not even a big enough role to warrant a name. He was just an old man sitting next to Decker in a café.
Favorite Quote: If I fill this section out, I ruin the story for you.
Favorite Scene: It’s the time Amos spends in the restaurants.
Conclusion: While this book was interesting, it just didn’t work for me . A lot of it did not line up with my tastes. Maybe you’ll have better luck with this one.