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Dead Watch by John Sandford
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As the Davenport character from the Prey series began to get involved with politics Sandford probably wondered how to get this plot in to the series. A hardcore political story wouldn't match the Prey series and thus, Jake Winter, specialist in forensic bureaucracy, was born. A latter-day Sherlock Holmes, with a military background, just in case the story needs some action scenes. Dead Watch requires concentration and the first few chapters are confusing, with lots of characters in various political positions being introduced - it felt like starting a book in the middle of a trilogy. Not far in though it syncs in to place and as the intrigue builds the characters also begin to flesh out, ultimately building a well developed cast, with realistic dialogue and scenarios. Dead Watch is a victim of it's own plot, which is set in a complex world and deliberately builds a complicated mystery. The central protagonist is the book's strength and your belief in him should ensure you see this one through until the final page.
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October 31, 2010 – Finished Reading
July 5, 2017 – Shelved

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