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Nightwork by Joseph Hansen
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Nov 16, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: lgbt, mystery, crime
Read on November 16, 2010

Raymond Chandler doesn't give Marlowe much by way of consequences, as far as I can remember. Hansen gives Dave (and his friends and family) plenty. I wasn't sure about the continued inclusion of Cecil, at first: now I am. I care about Cecil, I hurt for him and for Dave because of him. I love Amanda, too. I love how important they are to the plot, that Dave has family and friends and they're impacted by his work -- he's not isolated, and nor is his work.

My only quibble with this book was the wrap-up: we don't get to see if Dave does go up against the polluting companies. Maybe that's one of the things that will continue to the next book, I don't know. But it felt so abrupt -- it wasn't really a resolution, in my opinion.
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