Just finished Olen Steinhauer's THE TOURIST. My first Steinhauer, and I was mildly disappointed, but I think it has to do with the fact that I haven't read any of the others. The character of Milo Weaver seemed a bit unfinished somehow.
Reading Don Winslow's SAVAGES. I like it quite a bit, though I think he should hurry things up. The mini-essay on the birth of Mexican drug trade was very interesting, makes me want to read Winslow's POWER OF THE DOG immediately.
Juri, I had the same response to the The Tourist. It felt oddly disjointed to me. Maybe I was expecting too much because I wanted to like the book.
Tim, good to hear you appreciated James Lee Burke. I've enjoyed him too and admire his craft. I need to read more of him.
It's been "one of those months" - so I've returned to a favourite old series because I was looking for something engaging, quick and different. Garry Disher's Wyatt is such a refreshing character - a thief, professional, ruthless, dangerous and absolutely captivating. So PayDirt - originally published in 1992.
Even given the age, the lack of mobile telephones, gadgets and gizmos really isn't all that obvious - and boy did this gallop along. Perfect.
Me too ... and at the last C&J Festival - when he confessed he was most definitely not a SNAG and renowned for disapproving of his wife and daughter's shopping habits - well grumpy old men can still be crush material :) :) :)