Monday, January 28, 2013

The First Victim by Ridley Pearson

Lou Boldt is one of the best fictional detectives around today. His character is beautifully crafted and his police work is creative and effective.

In The First Victim, Ridley Pearson expands on Boldt's personality and personal life while presenting a gripping thriller. Boldt's wife is suffering with cancer and Boldt's financial situation is making him contemplate leaving the force for a better paying private job. The discovery of the dead victims of a ruthless gang of smugglers focuses his attention on his current career.

The First Victim is a great read. It is a classic police procedural combined with enough personal detail to make the characters appealing.

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