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Posted November 16, 2009
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A writer in search of an editor
Koryta is a good writer. That is all that saves this book, and his other books, from my waste can. But he can't plot worth a tinker's dam. The books are big and blowsy, filled with pages of empty blather while he builds, tears down and rebuilds his bloated storyline. And leaves holes in these inflated plot lines that the space shuttle could comfortably fit through. Bad guys pile on his Lincoln Perry character for no more good reason than they want to. Sadistic killers take time to construct elaborate frames for Perry because, well because. The cops are beligerant, bungling and inept ... until it is time to bring home the bacon, as it were. Then the cops become noble, intelligent and, of course, grudgingly admiring of Lincoln Perry.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Too much. Koryta writes well enough that I don't simply throw the book into the fire at some of the ridiculous twists and turns of the plot. But I sure wouldn't waste the price of a hardcover for this guy. Wait for the paperback editions, save money for better authors.