The change of narrative voice meant that ven when the police had no leads and seemed inactive we jumped on board with The Monster or Violet and we were transported straight into an active universe within the novel which would progress Striker s investigation and boom we were back into an xplosion Details or characters that often seemed insignificant were suddenly the base of bigger twists and
turns and my detective brain was kept interested constantly One of my pet hates is when authors won t trust and my detective brain was kept interested constantly One of my pet hates is when authors won t trust reader to understand the nuances and clues that they leave Slater is not guilty of this at allI njoy reading
about *STRIKER WHETHER THROUGH HIS CASE OR HIS PERSONAL LIFE *whether through his case or his personal life Striker whether through his case or his personal life I the fact that he is just a regular guy a real detective He gets knocked out by the bad guy and gets beaten up on uite a regular basis There are so many police novels where the lead detective seems to be inhuman He can see signs and patterns and clues that no other can ven when they seem ntirely improbable and he can take hit after hit and never buckle That is boring I love that Striker gets frustrated and snaps at witnesses I love that he has to go home to sleep because his body gives up It makes it feel realistic and I champion him Another positive is that though familiarity comes from it being a series there is little to no recapping of previous novels You could read this as a standalone Other series say the Roy Grace novels by Peter James is a long series now but ach installation picks up where the last left off and half the book is harking on about incidents past rather than pushing us forward with the story or character development I would say that the testament to this novel was that I read all 533 pages in two days I would certainly recommend Fourth in the series but the first I ve read It s a police procedural written by an actual cop Vancouver Police The novel is suspenseful hard to put down well written but telling a very sordid tal. Riker tries to look into the case the he finds doors closed in his face both among the police and outside It soon becomes apparent that Jazz's investigations were upsetting some influential people and Striker is putting himself in grave danger as he battles through the layers of intrigue and lies surrounding the case See Of occasions he gets close nough to tackle the guy he gets the shit beaten out of him Meanwhile there s another weirdo running around with murder in his heart WTF It took some time for all the threads to come togetherAnd that s why the book fell down for me Sometimes you can have too many people keeping too many secrets to be plausible And the Violet character just seemed not uite credible Ah well it was OK but somewhat lacking ok read My ViewAn authentic police procedural written by a Canadian cop how good is thatSean Slater is the pseudonym for Vancouver Police Officer Sean Sommerville Sean Sommerville has a ring side view of life and crime in his region and his firsthand knowledge of the area and the systems he works within shines bright and clear in his novels The settings are authentic his protagonist is the type of person you would want on your side in any situation tough capable persistent and loyal and it doesn t hurt that he is not too bad looking ither This narrative is complex the chapters short and sharp no words are wasted and there are many references to contemporary social issues that as world wide readers we are all aware of I ll say no there are no spoilers here In ssence a brilliant authentic police procedural with a villain that at
Times You Can Even Feelyou can A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, even feel littlempathy forfor his situation and the vents in his life that have bought him to this ugly place where vengeance rules A great read I have been harbouring this novel
on my shelf for uite a few months but the sheer size of it had really dampened any nthusiasm thatmy shelf for uite a few months but the sheer size of it had really dampened any Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies enthusiasm that had on finding it 533 pages of police procedural No one couldver sustain the tension pacing and my ver waning nthusiasm for that long Except it seems Sean SlaterThe pacing was wonderfully crafted although the over arching plot was only gradually revealed short term obstacles or The Power Of A Choice events were placed to divert our attention A constant bubbling in the pot before anxplosion. N he once worked with a police officer from the force It looks as though she has been lured in and ambushedStriker vows to avenge the death of his friend and colleague by bringing her murderer to justice and to start he'll have to take over the file she was investigating that brought her to this part of the city But the St.
Summary The UnforgivenI notice a trend for authors to make their
VILLAINS WEIRDER AND THEIR CRIMES BRUTAL AND THEN TOweirder and their crimes brutal and then to them in tortuous detail I am not a fan I stopped reading after a particularly gratuitous scene of sexual abuse I doubt I will
read anything lse by this author I ve read previous booksanything lse by this author I ve read previous books Sean Slater and really njoyed them This wasn t one of them This one just about got thrown across the room I couldn t finish it I was so frustrated with it The premise is that there is a serial killer loose in Vancouver and the victims are somehow connected Striker comes to the determination that they must be involved in Satanic worship because the dates of February 2 March 1 and December 21st pop up In regards to the last date he refers to it as a Satanic holiday in honor of the beast scuse me Umm no It s full of other misinformation and sensationalism that weakens the storyline considerably The book had great potential Slater however sabotaged it by getting his facts horribly wrong It gets better towards the nd Draggy introduction with an The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right ending that left me wondering about faith and one s sense of belonging Plot holes proceduralrrorsuestionable character motivationpredictable boring Oh my so behind with my reviewsThis is my least favourite of this series so far Jacob Striker and his sidekick Felicia really have their work cut out for them this time They get an arly call out to a fire and find there is a fatality and that its one of their own a murder investigator named Jazz Heer More deaths follow in uick succession all the victims dying of horrific burns Elements of the crime scenes lead the detectives to wonder if these killings are the work of a satanist The detectives go through all of Jazz s case notes and a few familiar names keep cropping up and the detectives are off on completely the wrong footThis case is nearly the death of Striker At a few of the crime scenes he notices a giant figure lurking But on the couple. T is late at night when Detective Jacob Striker receives a call to investigate a disturbance at a bus depot in downtown Vancouver On arrival he discovers a bus in flames and the fire department battling to control the blaze When they finally put the fire out Striker makes a terrifying discovery Inside is the body of a woma.