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King City by Lee Goldberg
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Jul 10, 12

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Read from July 04 to 05, 2012

One part Jack Reacher, one part Jesse Stone, this first installment in Lee Goldberg's new series reads like a Western set in the 21st century.

Tom Wade, a rigorously scrupulous cop is assigned to a part of King City so crime and poverty-ridden that city officials pretend it doesn't exist. He's sent there because the police force is overly-politicized where it isn't overtly corrupted, and they can't fire such an upstanding cop--but maybe his new post will lead to him being killed.

Wade is fully aware of this, but accepts his new post with gusto--he has a chance to make a difference and sets out to do so in as splashy a way as possible.

This isn't a subtle book with complex characters--and doesn't try to be. The characters are pretty much the dictionary definition of "stock," the good guys are good, the bad guys are really bad--and that's that. A fun, straightforward testosterone-y action book. Hopefully the first of many.
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