--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
The haunting, unforgettable, ice-blooded thriller that introduced Lucas Davenport is so chilling that you're almost afraid to turn the pages and so mesmerizing you cannot stop.
Wow, was I ever let down.
First of all I found it incredibly hard to like the main character Lucas Davenport, particularly after he is portrayed as having absolutely no scruples -- from planting evidence (he's a cop!) because he can't find any other way to nab the killer, to setting up two women to be the victim of the killer so that he can catch the guy in the act.
What kind of police work IS this? He breaks the law at every turn, and seemingly doesn't have a conscious about doing that, leaving you feeling that his character is very two dimensional -- of little substance.
I know this is supposed to relate some "real life" police activity, but in most thriller books I've read, the main character has at least SOME redeeming qualities.
Lucas Davenport is out for himself. Period. I could find nothing to like about him, and that made the book tedious to read. I suspect that between his womanizing attributes and his tough-guy law-breaking ways, this book is based solely on the author's own fantasies.
Do yourself a favor, skip this book.