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Robert Thornhill masters the story while presenting both sides of the scales of Lady Justice. Heart-pounding tension throughout. Very thought-provoking!
George Kuch brings all the old friends that we have come to know and love to life.
I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
As much as I enjoyed the return of all the characters, I was more than a little depressed after listening to this audiobook. I guess that telling it like it really is ... is just too much for me. I know that there is always some reality in the Lady Justice books but this one came way too close to home. However, this will not stop me from continuing to listen/read this series.
Author Robert Thornhill's gloriously funny series about the elderly cop, Walt Williams, his partner Ox, and his assortment of curious friends, has frequently also raised thought provoking issues. But this book is darker than the earlier stories as he and Ox are involved in a shooting which threatens to bring large scale racial violence to Kansas City. To remove them temporarily from the public eye, the couple, with their wives, are sent on a two weeks, work related, luxury holiday - and straight into violence of another sort: the 2014 hurricane which hits their holiday location within two days of their arrival. There they experience first hand how desperation can affect even the most law abiding men.
Although still retaining the wonderfully lugubrious style and flashes of comedy, Walt here is more world weary, his musings less certain that he can continue to fight for lady justice. As in all of the earlier books, George Kuch is Walt Williams, delivering the first person recounting with impeccable talking-to-the-listener-personally style. He catches all of the nuances, the humour, the fears and small successes perfectly.
A darker story than it's earlier counterparts, this is still a book I highly recommend both for the thrills, the friendships and the subject matter itself. The whole series never disappoints.