The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled. Each clever move he makes is another point of pride. But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport--a dedicated cop and a serial killer’s worst nightmare--is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.
A Good Story
I was surprised by this book. The story is well written, by someone who was a journalist, and the character development is done nicely. The first one or two chapters will have you wondering if you should invest in the story but stick with it and it’s a familiar story done better than most.
I don’t exactly like the protagonist, the rich cop/ladies man/computer programmer, but I don’t hate him either. He’s the only one that doesn’t seem to fit perfectly in the world that the author created. It is worth a read/listen.
Its a good story but the author has sticky mouth often and it is very distracting.
Bought the audiobook because I've finished the Michael Connelly Harry Bosch series and this author was recommended. I am half way through and I find myself looking forward to listening again. The plot keeps me interested. I lived south of St. Paul years ago so locations are familiar.
The only thing I don't like about this recording is there are no intervals between each chapter. The rhythm of the reading suffers for the first few sentences after each chapter change. It takes me those first few sentences to once again become involved in the story. I plan on purchasing the next audiobook in the series, and I hope this irritating quirk will be gone.