Ris Amadeo, a former New York City cop, finds violence follows greed even to a small town's elite, all-girl school.
The next generation of detective fiction isn't about who-done-it but why it was done. Come To Dust is a morality tale concerned with how immorality may lead to violence in an overly acquisitive society.
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You will be captivated by the mood and the language in this first-person detective story. Biancamano's writing is descriptive and to the point: neither fluffy nor abrupt. The author maintains the tension of the chase. The violence is violent but not over-embellished. The story is about a former New York City cop on an upstate search for a missing rich girl; his thinking and psychology become your own right from the start. He is a man of action, but equally he is a man who ponders what makes people tick and why murder happens. You won't forget Ris Amadeo. Biancamano's other characters are equally vivid, but the author speaks through Ris. Biancamano makes Ris conversant with literature and history; he knows New York; he is thoughtful and reflective. I am pulled in by the Ris's thoughts, his observations of where he is and what he is doing and seeing. Although Ris is principled and single-minded in his pursuit, there is Elaine. Will there be another chapter to read in Ris's story; will we hear more about Elaine? She doesn't have to be developed any further or appear again. But she could be. Why lose the opportunity? Or, is she merely a convenient dalliance? Whichever-whether you are a man or a woman, you will be drawn to Ris. I want to hear more from Frank Biancamano.