Re: RARA-AVIS: "The Killing of the Tinkers" by Ken Bruen

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 07 Nov 2004

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Robison" <> To: <>

> I read A WHITE ARREST about a year ago and loved it.
> And as you mentioned but I failed to include, his
> books are short and fast. Since reading the book, I
> discovered the television series The Shield, and have
> been working my way through the seasons thanks to
> Netflix. The relationship between Mackey and his
> senior officer in The Shield reminds me of Roberts and
> Brant in WHITE ARREST.

Miker, funnily enough, I found myself making a similar comparison between those two series myself not so long ago. There's an element of hostility between Roberts and Brant, for sure, but I think it's largely front. In BLITZ all the bullshit's stripped away. Roberts is left in a pretty raw state by a family tragedy and Brant's the guy he turns to for help (I can't really imagine Aceveda turning to Mackie in a similar situation, although the writers of that series are capable of making me believe anything). But whatever their relationships with their immediate superiors, Brant, like Mackie, is the focus of all the stories. And Brant, like Mackie, is a benign thug, capable of doing what it takes, whatever the cost. Bottom line, there's corruption aplenty in both these intense, punchy, dark-themed, morally grey police procedurals where sometimes nobody wins.


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