Friday, February 22, 2008

City of the Sun by David Levien

For an adult crime novel, Levien's debut novel doesn't disappoint. I did, however, keep thinking of Chris Jordan's Taken, which I read a few weeks ago. The topics were awfully similar, but, hey, there are tons of kidnapping mysteries out there.

A twelve-year-old boy is kidnapped and the local police haven't done too much investigating the past 15 months. So his parents hire an ex-cop, a local private investigator, and leads are investigated. Frank is the kind of investigator everyone admires--gruff and mysterious. He has a secret past that he hasn't come to terms with either, and the investigation culminates in a trip to Mexico.

It was great to read a book set in the suburbs of Indianapolis. I'm really tired of reading about Chicago, New York, and L.A.

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