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Posted September 29, 2009
Not enough Monkeewrench involvement to call it a Monkeewrench novel
This will be the last time I read a Monkeewrench novel. When I read the first book I was so pleased to have a group of tech savvy non detectives that can bring interesting solving skills to the police. Not only that but this group had secrets and quarks that would add to the story. Unfortunately the authors decided that the detectives Magozzi and Gino were more important. Stories of police detectives are not new, usual or even in the case of these two interesting. Snow Blind talked about how men don't talk a lot to get their point across. Well they never met Gino, he complains, he moralizes and he metaphors every point he makes. They keep talking about how bad ass they are then freak at the first snow storm in a city he has lived all his life.
The women in this novel cower behind walls of security, then turn into killers. In a way that exposes innocent children to the crime. This just doesn't ring true. If you read this for the humor give it 3 stars but if you wanted more monkee's story this is barely a 2.
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Posted September 17, 2006
If you loved the first 3 Monkeewrench books, this one will be a major disappointment. There is very little involving the Monkeewrench team, clever dialogue is sorely missing and the focus on the 2 detectives just doesn't make it. The wittiness and clever twists of previous books is no where evident in the 4th one. Also the tension between Grace and Leo is lukewarm (actually more like MIA) at best.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.