The generally accepted wisdom in fiction, particularly in novels involving action and crime, is to keep turning the screws on the main characters, tighter and tighter, until the reader can’t imagin
When Cork O’Connor’s new wife Rainy Bisonette receives a garbled phone message from her son in which he seems to confess to murdering someone named Rodriguez, she and Cork rush down from Minnesota
“. . . an original adventure . . .”
In any long-running series, the characters must grow or change in order to remain credible and hold reader interest.
“. . . a superb literary novel.”
“. . . literary in quality . . .”