Two days after their daughter is born, Kari Vaara drops a bombshell on his American wife, Kate: He has a brain tumor . . . and he's been handpicked to run a rogue black-ops unit, using crime to fight crime.
I was lucky to win an advance copy from Goodreads and I couldn't put it down. James Thompson is one of my favorite writers.
Just like in Snow Angels and Lucifer's Tears Thompson has given us another well written, character driven, action-p I was lucky to win an advance copy from Goodreads and I couldn't put it down. James Thompson is one of my favorite writers.
Just like in Snow Angels and Lucifer's Tears Thompson has given us another well written, character driven, action-packed and powerful story. He once more opens our eyes to Finland's not so "silent hatred" and to the grim reality of racism and anti-immigration fervor in a place most of us assume to be a paradise where hate and violence have no place.
I like his direct - to the point style and a compelling first person narrative which efficiently immerse us in Vaara's thoughts and emotions. Three-dimensional characters, a complex plot and plenty of action make this book an engaging read.
I found myself missing the winter descriptions and sense of place which Snow Angels and Lucifer's Tears had so much of and relished while reading; but most of all I missed the Kari Vaara from the first two books (before surgery) who could easily be tell apart from the ruffians and whom I really liked. The book ends on a hopeful note so I'll be anxiously awaiting for the next installment of the series and hoping the greatly flawed but likable Kari Vaara from Snow Angels and Lucifer's Tears returns...Continua Nascondi