Tuesday, May 22, 2012


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)

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