29 July 2013

Book Review No. 75 ~ Game

So it's my 75th post (in this forum).  I feel like it should be extra special or something but it's just gonna be normal...so if you were hoping for something more special, sorry bout cha.

Game by Barry Lyga

Summary:  Several months have passed since Jazz helped the Lobo's Nod police force catch the serial killer known as the Impressionist.  Every day since then, Jazz has dealt with the guilt of knowing he was responsible for his father's escape from prison.  Now Billy Dent is on the loose, ready to kill again.  Jazz's reputation has spread far beyond the borders of his sleepy hometown, and when a determined New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz's door asking for help with a new case, Jazz can't say no.  The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple in a panic, and the police are running scared.  Jazz has already solved one crime, but at a high cost.  Innocent people were murdered because of him.  Is the Hat-Dog Killer his means of redemption?  Or will Jazz get caught up in a killer's murderous game?  And somewhere out there, Bill is watching...and waiting.  (taken from book jacket)

First Line:  "She has screamed, but she had not cried."

My Critique:  So this is the sequel to I Hunt Killers and as such it did a good job of resolving some of the questions raised by the first book but when I closed the book that final time I found I was left with even more questions.  As there is obviously going to be a third book to this series, this book followed the pattern ascribed to most second books...serving to move the story from book one (big action and drama) to book three (big action and drama) without containing a tremendous amount of big action and drama in and of itself.  However, that being said, this book was NOT a disappointment and offered its share of action and suspense.  It was definitely interesting and one of the better sequels I've read.  In other news, the latest gossip is that ABC Family has optioned I Hunt Killers for a TV series with the script written by the same screenwriter for Dexter...so that should be interesting.

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DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in the afore mentioned book, Game, are the sole views and opinions of the author and have nothing to do with me or my own views/opinions/beliefs...so get off my back. I am in no way affiliated with with afore mentioned author...except that one time in Vegas------------uh, nevermind.......

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