Saturday, August 16, 2008

TRIGGER CITY, Sean Chercover

Trigger City Trigger City by Sean Chercover

rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sean Chercover's second book featuring Chicago P.I. Ray Dudgeon finds Ray recovering slowly from the trauma, physical and emotional, inflicted in BIG CITY, BAD BLOOD (it is not, however strictly necessary to have read BC,BB to enjoy this one).

Ray tangles with some shadowy and truly nasty "military contractor" types as he tries to get to the real motives behind a seemingly random murder-suicide. Pretty soon literally everyone and everything he loves is at horrific risk and he has to call on the darkness in his own soul to survive.

Chercover writes in the kind of tight, clean prose style that's perfect for the genre, and his brooding, soulful shamus is likewise a classic hero of the mean streets, reminiscent of the great ones like Travis McGee and Lew Archer. The plot keeps you turning the pages right up to the end.

Sean Chercover does the P.I. novel better than anyone in the business right now.

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1 comment:

Sean Chercover said...

Dude. I am blushing. Thank you for the very kind words. Glad you dug it.