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The brutal murder of a beautiful woman; a wealthy, high-profile suspect; and plenty of eye-popping illicit sexual encounters make this third installment in Peter Spiegelman's series featuring deeply flawed private investigator John March (Black Maps and Death's Little Helpers) a page-turner of the highest order.
Still struggling to put the pieces of his life together after the murder of his wife years earlier, March is stunned when his egomaniacal and estranged older brother, David, shows up on his doorstep and practically demands help. David, it seems, has a long history of cheating on his wife; but his latest conquest -- a redhead named Wren whom he met through an online service -- has turned out to be more than he bargained for. Not only has she videotaped their sadomasochistic trysts, but David believes she's stalking him. March attempts to track down the mysterious Wren; but before he can find her, she turns up floating face-down in a nearby river. As the authorities slowly close in on his smug brother as the prime suspect, March's investigation into Wren's shadowy past sends him charging headlong to his own potential demise…
Despite a title that sounds like a lost Dr. Seuss work, there's nothing childish about Red Cat. With its focus on pornography, sexual obsession, and their horrific impact on families and careers, this adrenaline-fueled thriller is a down-and-dirty crime fiction masterpiece. Fans of contemporary neo-noir authors like Ken Bruen, Charlie Huston, and Jason Starr should make it a point to read Spiegelman as soon as possible. Highly recommended. Paul Goat Allen