Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Waiting on Wednesday!
Joining Jill at Breaking the Spine for Waiting on Wednesday. This
week I heard about a new novel coming out called
Reckless: A Novel (Hardcover)by Andrew Gross.. He wrote before
with James Patterson and I really like him.
Gross’ latest thriller starts with a crime that isn’t supposed to happen—the murder of a family who live in a storybook town in Connecticut. The murder is almost written off as a burglary gone bad by the local police force, but Ty Hauck, a former lieutenant with the force (and a former NYPD detective), now an investigator for a global-securities firm, is drawn to the case when he learns that the murdered woman is a former lover of his. The male victim, Mark Glassman, was the chief equities trader at a top investment bank. Hauck has the motivation and the expertise to connect the dots on a case whose blood doesn’t just collect around the victims but also pools into a global terrorist conspiracy. Gross’ pace and plotting move nicely from shock to shock. His descriptions, unfortunately, are unfailingly trite—every noun has an adjective, every party is “lavish,” every place is “exotic,” every school is “prestigious.” James Patterson fans (Gross coauthored five thrillers with him), old hands at focusing on plot not style, will find much to enjoy here. --Connie Fletcher
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