Day: November 11, 2014
John Blake is a police detective with a special job – beyond his normal police work – a job he can’t even share with his partner, Eddie Kimball, or his wife, Suzy. He is also a man with demons. His relationship with his wife is troubled, and he can share his troubles with no one. When a hired killer, Cuba Davenport, is killed and mutilated, and the trail leads to mobster Joe Capelli, Blake must face his demons – or die trying.
Falling Apart at the Edges by Maynard Sims takes the reader into the mean streets and the tortured minds of a group of characters with shady pasts and uncertain futures. The dialogue, though a bit stilted in places, is pithy and the settings are as grimy as one would expect from a noir mystery. I received a free review copy of this book.
Though well told, the book could benefit from a better editing job. Some of the grammar mistakes cause a reader to pause and re-read to make sure of the meaning of the passage. Despite the errors, it is still a fun read for fans of the genre. I give this book three stars.
The Washington Monument is an iconic landmark of our nation’s capital. After an earthquake that struck the east coast caused damage to the structure, it wore a girder skirt for several months.