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
As Carol and Tony begin to navigate their relationship into more intimate waters, Carol's s ...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
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
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
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
I've never read anything by McDermid before, I'm not a massive fan of crime books. Apart from J.K Rowling's books, I would never buy one. But I am given lots and this one completely sucked me in.
However I could see it falling apart when Tony moved into the same apartment block as Carol, big rookie mistake. Even though she ...more
It's fast paced and keeps us wanting to know more, maybe a bit annoyed sometimes due to lack of editing; the characters are interesting.
I was, however, very annoyed by some dumb and reckless behavior from Carol and Tony, that put everything they were working for at risk, and their lives. It was not ...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
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
One: the expositional dialogue - this is written as if for TV. And yes, I know the books ended up as TV dramas but it's still irritating.
Two: between each of the first three books in the series, there is a complete shift of setting and circumstance. Presumably we're supposed to be holding on to Carol and Tony as fixed points in a moving world but, frankly, I'm often more interested in the supporting characters and what they're up to.
That being said, ...more
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