Sunday, April 21, 2013

Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart and Counterfeit Road by Kirk Russell

I have been remiss in posting reviews. Here are two:

Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart - One and a half stars. This is a Rex Stout want-a-be novel except the characters are not up to Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. The story takes place in San Francisco and there is a lot of location name dropping. The story seemed a little transparent to me so I didn't finish it. I would be hard pressed to pick up another of Mr. Lescroat's novels.

Counterfeit Road by Kirk Russell - Two stars. This story is also set in San Francisco. (My month for San Francisco stories.) A cold case investigation suddenly gets hot when the police receive a video of the murder. Although who sent the video would appear to be the most important question for the police to solve it is never address until the end of the book in an all most after thought way. Instead the hero, Ben Raveneau, makes all the important discoveries, the FBI ask him for help, he jets around the country investigating, and for good measure he saves the President's life. But I was at lease able to finish the story.

George W. Parker

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