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Grievous Angel by Quintin Jardine
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Nov 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: cops, suspense, mystery-male
Read from November 02 to 03, 2011

Book 21 in the Bob Skinner series - as Bob is aging I wondered how the hard man would continue to fit in the always violent series. Quintin Jardine chose to take his hero back and relate in brutal honesty the 15 year old intertwined cases of a mob killing, the interlinking ties of the mob families and a pair of men killed that might have a gay hate crime link - all while balancing being a single father to a 13 year old daughter, a widower, a man who makes mistakes and learns to live with them, and a newly promoted Detective Superintendent.

This book includes Skinner's first meeting of many members of his "inner circle", an interesting perspective for those of us who have read all the books, however this books stands on its own very well.

The gritty violence sometimes is extreme in this book, but it never seems false, out of place, or gratuitous.

My only complaint about this book is that I now have "tell me what you want, what you really, really want" stuck in my head!
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