Gerald So's Blog – August 2008 Archive (3)

THE EVIL THAT MEN DO by Dave White

Having lost his P.I. license in the aftermath of When One Man Dies, Jackson Donne is forced back into action when his brother-in-law's restaurant is bombed and his brother-in-law is kidnapped. Part of a multi-viewpoint, multi-generational adventure, Donne must figure out who is targeting his family before it's too late.



The Evil That Men Do improves in every way on White's aforementioned debut novel. Though… Continue

Added by Gerald So on August 21, 2008 at 6:39am — No Comments

BURN NOTICE: THE FIX by Tod Goldberg

As a fan of USA Network's Burn Notice, I've wanted to read this tie-in since last November, when I heard Tod Goldberg was tapped to write it. The Fix has burned spy Michael Westen reluctantly helping an aging socialite who's been swindled out of a sizable chunk of her fortune. He also encounters a femme fatale from his past who accuses him of implicating her in a crime. This last has to do with the falsified dossier (from the TV series) that got Michael burned in the first… Continue

Added by Gerald So on August 17, 2008 at 7:23am — No Comments

CHASING DARKNESS by Robert Crais

A routine fire evacuation turns up the body of Lionel Byrd, who, three years earlier, was cleared of suspicion in the murder of a prostitute thanks to evidence found by Elvis Cole. Byrd is now found in possession of an album containing grotesque photos of seven murders, including the one Elvis investigated. While everyone else easily accepts Byrd was the killer, Elvis is driven to find out for himself.



Since 1999's L.A. REQUIEM, Crais has used multiple viewpoints to tell his stories,… Continue

Added by Gerald So on August 12, 2008 at 9:47am — No Comments

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