Friday, September 6, 2013

Book #52–The Kill Room

518rmtnf48L._SY346_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_I’ve been a Lincoln Rhyme fan for a long time and watched part of The Bone Collector recently again. I need to re-read it since I can’t remember the details of that exciting book.

The Kill Room is the latest in the series, and it seems to take a different turn. It felt much different to me, and I struggled with the first half of the book before it seemed to take off. In this one Rhyme is preparing for major surgery that might give him use of an arm, but he’s called in to consult on a case by a NY State DA. One that takes on a federal agency, which ordered the assassination of a US citizen in the Bahamas.

From the beginning, we see some of what one of the assassin’s sees and while those parts are interesting, the parts with Sachs and Rhyme aren’t. There isn’t much physical evidence, not much of the deduction and reasoning that I love in the books. It’s more a story, and a somewhat slow one at that.

Eventually it picks up and it’s got lots of twists and turns, but I have to say the beginning wasn’t great for me.

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