Tuesday, May 22, 2012
CALIFORNIA FIRE AND LIFE - Don Winslow
A Don Winslow book where the hero is not a drug dealer or a hit man, Jack Wade is an arson investigator and very good at the job.
He gets sent to investigate the apparent death by smoke of a wealthy woman whose body is found in the burnt out wing of her mansion.
Wade is an investigator of the old school , he follows his instincts and in doing so unearths a web of corruption that reaches right through his community.
We have corrupt cops and Russian gangsters, everyone is beautiful and California cool, a complete page turner. Its all excellent stuff.
As well as a good murder mystery the book is a hand book on the investigation of an arson. Winslow was an investigator in a prior incarnation and he knows his stuff.
An excellent read (1999)