Monday, December 27, 2010

Postcard Killers

The Postcard Killers

Postcard Killers
James Patterson & Liza Marklund
384 pgs.
Grand Central Publishing
Net Galley E-ARC Edition















Amazon Blurb -

Paris is stunning in the summer

NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him--he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter's killer.

The killing is simply marvelous

Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim.

Wish you were here

Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm--and they think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless logic and unstoppable action,
The Postcard Killers may be James Patterson's most vivid and compelling thriller yet. 
*****

In this latest from Patterson, you know who the killers are from the beginning, two absolute cuckoos who go through Europe with a sick twist on art and death.  Jacob Kanon's daughter Kimmy was one of their victims and this battered NYPD detective is just sick with grief and won't stop till he catches them.  Plowing through Europe for the past six months, he teeters on the brink of suicide, just the burn of vengeance keeping him on track.

Dessie Larsson is a Swedish reporter who has been sucked in this mess by the killers themselves, and goes on a ride that she will never forget.  She finds Jacob to be a loose cannon who she slowly falls for and helps to track these nuts.

The aggravation brought on by the ignorance of the Swedish police makes you wanna scream!  I understand the hatred of American's due to what is thought of as arrogance, but cops from N.Y. are so on the ball and the blundering could have been avoided if the Swedes would have just conceded that from the get go.  I really enjoyed this book, Patterson has scored another winner for me!

3 1/2 cannolis

2 comments:

  1. I thought this was good, just not one of his best....

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  2. I have this one - hope I love it!

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