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Few thrillers have main character that is as developed, engaging and credible as Matt Scudder. He is a man of few, but definite principles that pursues the truth without compromise and with a distinguished humanity. The characters that surround him, the dialogues and the New York atmosphere make the story so captivating that is difficult to put the book down. As the Publishers weekly says : "Block s] prose is as smooth as aged whiskey...and the story flows across its pages.".
A truly fine book
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I have read most of the Scudder series, and have enjoyed them all, until now. The noir style typical of Scudder as narrator has become familiar and comfortable, like hearing stories from a favorite uncle. This departure to the 3rd person feels like a betrayal. It is much more enjoyable seeing Scudder figure things out for himself. Also, leaving the tale unfinished was unnecessary and feels like a cheap ploy to sell more books. This may be the last I hear from Matt Scudder.