This is a great WW II thriller, with a truly innovative twist. The Germans know they are losing the war, and even this stunt may not change things, but it’s a fantastic PR opportunity. They’re going to kidnap Winston Churchill.
Extremely good beginning and end, with a somewhat flat middle. John Puller is a military investigator, and is told to investigate a multiple murder in a small town in West Virginia. Immediately after he arrives on the scene, even though … Continue reading →
Raylan Givens drives this story, and drive it, he does. Raylan is FBI, and he has kind of a Dirty Harry modus operandi–he speaks softly, but can back up his words with deadly force. He stumbles onto a kidnapping, and … Continue reading →
I didn’t like this book nearly as much as the second one I read, Riding the Rap. But, it does set up the main character, Raylan Givens, for the series. Leonard’s style is to tell the story through conversations that … Continue reading →