Rain Will Come
A thrilling, page-turning debut about a twisted killer and a broken cop—both with nothing to lose.
Paul Czarcik, the longest-tenured detective in the Illinois Bureau of Judicial Enforcement, puts the rest of the team to shame. Ruthless and riddled with vices, Czarcik always gets his man. And fast. Until now…
A double slaying isn’t the open-and-shut case of urban crime he...more
Meanwhile, Czarcik is the longest tenured Detective for the Illinois Bureau of Criminal Justice and is given lots of leeway to do things his way.
Holgate does a great job of creating both of these characters. They are each very unique individ ...more
Hooked by the dust jacket blurb, I eagerly read this novel by Thomas Holgate, which mixes a sadistic serial killer with a cop whose process is a tad unorthodox. While Paul Czarcik was once a proud member of the Chicago PD, his time there came to an end prematurely. However, he accepted a role in the Illinoi ...more
It is a run-of-the-mill cat and mouse story, with encounters between the participants that keep happening throughout the race.
The character build up is excellent. Both the protagonist and the antagonist are shown in good as well as bad light.
I liked how his intuition guides the protagonist time-and-again to point in the right direction. Altho ...more
Rain Will Come caught my attention for that very reason. Who wouldn't want to gravitate toward big time crime, a wayward aging detective, a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde serial killer, and some brutal goings on in the Windy City?
I would. I did. And now I'm not so sure.
Thomas Holgate lays out his main character of Detective Paul Czarcik like a beefy cut of Chicago's finest on a crusty roll. He's Old School, on the other side of fifty, and still drives around in a Cr ...more
This was a pretty good twist on the whole "catch the serial killer" crime thriller as you know from the beginning who the killer is and it's more about the motivations of not only the killer, but the detective who has decided to pursue him. The detective himself is deeply flawed and works outside of the lines, but he still has a strong conviction of what true evil is. As the story develops, you find out some things about his own past as a rookie cop that helps you understand some of the c ...more
Paul Czarcik is the Detective trying to find a vicious serial killer. They've already killed two people. The serial killer is a vigilante, out to get justice for people who can't get it for themselves. Paul isn't your average Detective. He drinks, takes drugs and hires escorts just to talk to them. He's also near the end of his career. The vigilante killer is dying and wants to revenge on some people before he dies.
This story is told from the serial killer and Paul Czarc ...more
Some of this book is so very impressive.
The premise for one...rather than cop vs. serial killer that are both grey...these two are anti-heros but on the same side of coin. The serial killer only hunts down other criminals whose victims don't have justice.
The murders are extremely grisly and the plot is very well and logically plotted out. Reads like a film and so I am not surprised that the author is a screenwriter.
However and a very big however is this....
"Made my point? Come on, Detective. Must we continue this charade? We both know I have no point to make. That's why you find me so infuriating." He jacked his thumb at the priest. "And why I'm so dangerous to monsters like these. I'm not a product of some childhood trauma, whom you could stop if only you could get me to come to terms with my past. I don't have some psychosis that you can address with rational thought nor reli ...more
"Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets...I'm that rain."
With nothing to lose a self made vigilante sets out to exact revenge on the perpetrators that hobbled, maimed, and abused their innocent victims, and got away with their crimes. It's up to Detective Czarcik to apprehend this vigilante, but does Czarcik really want that? After all, those monsters deserved what they got.
A tour de force of a novel. Five stars. Thanks to Amazon First Reads for an early co ...more
Thank you Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for the copy of the ...more
I've only come across this motive for equations about 2 or 3 times before in my 65 plus years of reading. And I have always wondered why it isn't set as framing to more books in this genre. Which, is not only who-dun-it ...more
Judge Jeral Robe ...more
Thank you to Netgalley as well as Thomas & Mercer for giving me an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
WOW!! I must say that I am thoroughly impressed, and a debut novel at that! Thomas Holgate is really going to go places if he continues to write with such intensity.
“What you should be asking yourself is, how much pain can I endure?”
Meet—Detective Paul Czarcik, a brash, outspoken member of the BJE ( Bureau of Judicial Enforcement)- an organizati ...more
Rain Will Come makes us ask ourselves some tough questions:
Is it wrong to rejoice when evil people experience ...more
What this book does really well is that it messes with your head. You find yourself sympathizing with the killer. And so,on one hand you know that the victims deserved everything they got,but on the other hand you know tha ...more
Paul Czarcik is the Detective trying to find a vicious serial,killer. They've already killed two people. The serial killer is a vigilante, out to get justice for people who can't get it for themselves. Paul is your average Detective. He drinks, takes drugs and hires escorts just to talk to them. He's also near the end of his career. The vigilante killer is dyijn5and wants revenge on some people before he dies.
This story is told from the serial killer and Paul Czarcik poi ...more
Main character Paul Czarcik reminded me a little of Harry Hole, one of my favorites in the genre 'unhappy persons'. Paul is so deeply unhappy you want to keep reading to find out why this is. In the mean time, you also want to keep reading because from the beginning, the killer is known to us and that Paul is going to catch him is obvious. But how and when ...more
I found the writing in this boo ...more
I was really thrilled to read this book considering it’s a debut from this author. The book wasn’t bad per se but there were a lot of factors that irritated me and I just did not contain the desire to continue with it.
I felt like there was an over abundance of details... and details are GREAT but in this book, the author was telling more instead of showing. An ...more
This one was a gamble, I was a bit ambiguous based on the cover blurb - it could easily have been just a jumble of clichés. Happily, though, it works, even if the damaged and grizzled detective has been a little overdone in recent years. The difference here is that Czarcik is completely at ease with his vices and frailties, but doesn't let them stop him being a good detective. They have led ...more
Detective Czarcik a man with many vices, makes it his mission to bring down a new serial killer, the difficult part about the case - is the killer in the wrong? Both men are at the end of their lives, one literally and one figuratively, and determined to complete thei ...more
It was gruesome in places and more graphic than had expected.
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Daniel blushed. The compliment warmed his heart.
What kind of serial killer is this guy?
The answer is he's not a serial killer.
Daniel, the serial killer, is out for justice in his own unique way.
Think eye for an eye.
What i found interesting about this book is how similar detective Paul Czarcik and Daniel Langdon are.
What would Paul do if he had months to live? Seek justice for those the system has failed? I think he would do just that.
A well written b ...more