The Last Temptation (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan #3)
This was another harrowing, tense ride with an exciting climax, although I could foresee the inevitable. Scared me witless but the procedurals covering so many European jurisdictions was quite interesting. I enjoyed all aspects of this story and, of course, want to jump right into the ...more
De um lado temos um serrial killer, cujo alvo são psicólogos, de outro o desmantelamento de uma operação de tráfico de droga, armas e imigrantes ilegais, liderada por um homem que opera nas sombras. Embora a policia secreta alemã tenha conhecimento da sua id ...more
...but then, in the last third my brain started working again. McDermid's instinct was surely right not to turn the two stories in this novel into two separate books. She was wrong trying to squeeze them into one. While I look forward to exoskeletal plots in this genre, it becomes a bit much when the characters d ...more
As Carol and Tony begin to navigate their relationship into more intimate waters, Carol's s ...more
Chief Inspector Carol Jordan undertakes a covert assignment in exchange for a promotion in a new unit when the case reaches its end. The target is a drug dealing, people trafficking killer. Unbeknownst to her, she has been chosen for more than her detection skills but the leaders of this sting have deliberately chosen ...more
In one of the plots, Chief Inspector Carol Jordan undertakes a dangerous covert mission to bring down a European crime boss known for trafficking drugs and illegal immigrants. The fact she bears such a strikin ...more
Coming to terms over her breakup with criminal profiler Dr. Tony Hill, Chief Inspector Carol Jordan plunges into a risky undercover sting: track down a European drug trafficker and gain his confidence. But she's being tracked as well-by a serial kille ...more
It is two major plotlines that easily could be / should be two separate novels, doing better justice to both. Carol Jordan goes undercover to ...more
Realism is never one of McDermid's core strengths, but when reading this novel, I didn't so much have to willingly suspend my disbelief as hang draw and quarter it. There's the usual problem that Tony's "incredible psychological insights" seem to amount to a couple of superficial deductions that a five-year-old could have ...more
Short version: just as good as I'd hoped it would be.
I was disappointed in McDermid's last standalone book and so I was really worried that this one was going to miss the mark for me as well. This is the third story to feature Carol Jordan and Tony Hill (the previous two books were The Mermaid's Singing and The Wire in the Blood). I read both of the earlier books a while ago now and loved them both. There were plenty of elements in this book that could have made it a dreadful expe...more
However. It's book 3 in a mystery series and I can tell the events will be referred to in following Tony Hill/Carol Jordan adventures. I can't recommend skipping it, but I wish I could.
For the record, the book's plot is too spread out, there are huge plot holes (too many and frankly, I'm too depressed to talk about it), Petra Becker is introduced (in case you missed them, there are Petra Becker m ...more
This book gives me many reasons ...more
It is the best of the Hill/Jordan series I have read, though I have not yet read any of McDermids novels outside this series so I cannot compare in any real au ...more
The Last Temptation is the third installment of the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series. To be brutally honest, I cannot even recall the first two which I read not too long ago... I even bought another copy of Wire in The Blood (of which a TV series was later created, mind you) and only after ...more
There were times when I couldn't put it down, which is true of many books. But there were more times I had to STOP reading, to let the nuances sink in and to allow the anxiety to subside..having read McDermid before - and seen some of the books on film - I've developed a sort of self-preservation, almost being able to sense when something unimaginable is in store. It's more frightening than a ...more
My main criticism is that, in the end, the stopping of the serial killer happened very quickly. Or, perhaps, that was expedient: Tony had done his profiling, and the police had done their procedurals, and had arrived at the answer that we the reader knew from the beginning.
She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the recipient of the CWA Cart ...more