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Great thriller with Los Angeles (my hometown) as a backdrop. The story and writing style reminded me of (2) other LA writers, Michael Connelly and Robert Crais. Great narration. If you love LA based stories, check this one out. FYI, there are a LOT of characters and plot strands, and not all of them are wrapped up, hence the (4) star overall rating. Otherwise, very entertaing.
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Roy is a free lance hit man from New York that goes to L.A to kill someone he doesn't know just after a major earthquake; then, he accidently wanders into another killing, which turns out to be a controversial candidate for mayor, and Roy then ends up in the hospital… and then suddenly ghosts of the past emerge and story plot gets frantic and accelerates to bring us to a “grand finale” full of drama (and blood).
A great first novel of Frank Scott, one of the most successful screenwriters of the past decade. The book has charisma and “sucks you in” very easily to become additive: characters are memorable and the plot captivating.
I found a few things that could be improved (flashbacks are too long and create at times gap between the past and the current events) , but this ,all in all , is a superb debut novel.
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