Meet retired cop Sam Prichard.
Sam Prichard was a cop, and a good one, until bullets took out the joint of his right hip. Now he's trying to learn to live without being a cop, getting to know his neighbors, learning to walk again and even ride a motorcycle. Life is bearable, barely, but then he gets asked to find a missing child, and the lure of getting back into some kind of police work is too much for him to resist. When he teams up with computer whiz Indiana Perkins, he suddenly becomes one of the best investigators he's ever even known.
Now he's found the missing child, but it's thrown him right into the middle of something that may be a drug war - or could be a chance to stop the next 9/11! There's no way out for Sam, so he's in for the ride of his life, but when the girl he's becoming fond of is suddenly drawn into the line of fire with her own little daughter, Sam is ready to forget all the rules and do whatever is necessary to win the day.
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By Amazon Customer on 15-07-16
Cliché isn't always bad.
The voice is very calm at all times, which lends itself to the suave spy genre, but detracts from any feeling of urgency or action.
God, this book is cliché. Luckily, there was enough intrigue to keep you guessing about who the bad guy was.
Recommended to fans of books with cool, damaged cops as the protagonist.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Don M. on 10-08-16
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
If someone told me that Andy Taylor left Mayberry and started a PI business in Colorado, this is the kind of story I would expect to hear. Almost squeaky clean, the good guys are really good and the bad guys are still pretty good.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
The story lacked depth in the plot and character development. You never really feel that the characters in the story are in any real danger. Still, I found myself rooting for the good guys, so it does have some redeeming qualities.
Did Mikael Naramore do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
I had no problem distinguishing between the characters, but the nasal quality of his delivery was a little jarring.
Do you think The Grave Man needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
The book is relatively short, Flesh out the characters more and add some depth to the plot and I would happily revisit these characters again.
Any additional comments?
This book has a very similar structure to Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes series. If you haven't read it, I would highly recommend that series over this one.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Candace Russell on 26-12-15
So, if I got this right - the cute, petite MIT educated genius hacker goes home with the ex cop and proceeds to become his live-in '50's style cook/housekeeper and incidental Internet assistant; the 12-year old kidnap victim is returned by the terrorist drug lord not only unharmed but entertained and sated with ice cream; the hero gets the motorcycle and hot car - I'd have to have paid attention to get the rest of the boy entertainment value. Not being a boy, and never liking fairy tales, I was SO not impressed. This one's going on the "lame list."
10 of 12 people found this review helpful