I wrote and raved about this book months ago right after finishing it.
Would love to see other Rare Birds get behind it and give Chercover a try.
All the Best-
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 6:33 PM, Mark Sullivan <DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net> wrote:
> Thanks for posting this. Notified me that this, his second, is out in
> paper. I'll be picking it up soon.
> I've been having good luck with PI novels lately. Read the forth Moe Prager
> by Reed Farrel Coleman and the third John March by Peter Spiegelman. Both
> excellent. Now I'm reading Losers Live Longer by Russell Atwood (after
> recently reading his long ago East of A).
> > To: email@example.com <rara-avis-l%40yahoogroups.com>
> > From: Dave.Zeltserman@gmail.com <Dave.Zeltserman%40gmail.com>
> > Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 18:35:27 +0000
> > Subject: RARA-AVIS: Trigger City by Sean Chercover
> > In a lot of ways this is a remarkable PI novel, and probably the closest
> I've read that had me thinking of Rockford. The author in the first pages
> lays out the indisputable facts of the murder that the PI is going to be
> investigating leaving no question as to who the murderer is. Very early on
> there's also no question as to the why of the murder, but by this time even
> though this is stylistically hardboiled PI, it has transitioned to
> mystery-thriller hybrid where the big question is how is the the PI going to
> keep himself and others alive. This is not a perfect book--the author uses
> that annoying song playlist that seems so in vogue today (although he does
> have a clever twist with it), and if you look at the somewhat rushed ending
> too hard you can poke a dozen holes into it. Still, though, I enjoyed this
> more than any other recent PI novel I've read in years, and Chercover is
> clearly a strong writer with a bright future. If you a fan of hardboiled PI,
> I strongly recommend thi
> > s.
> > --Dave
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