- File Size: 770 KB
- Print Length: 259 pages
- Publication Date: January 13, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00571O3X2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #819,899 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Hot Pursuit Kindle Edition
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Add to that an about to retire male cop and his new female (japanese american) partner (remember this is 1977 - so all of this is a big deal within the plot), as well as a nice mystery for them to solve - you have on great book here.
The author, Paul Bishop, is a law enforcement officer himself and his writing offers the reader the feel of being behind the scenes while still presenting an entertaining story. This was, as I recall, the first book by Bishop and set the stage for many other works, and characters. His books are always engaging and enjoyable.
If you want to begin with a bang, then "Hot Pursuit" (aka Citadel Run) is for you. You will not be sorry, and this will definitely leave you wanting more!
A couple of caveats, mentioned by other reviewers:
1. If you are offended by racial/gender/otherwise slurs, skip this. This book seems like a relatively accurate reflection of policemen in several decades ago, long before PC training and sexual harassment lawsuits came about. The narrative is more believable because of the banter and language used, but it can be heavy handed, so buyer beware.
2. The Kindle formatting is terrible in spots. My guess is that the publisher just grabbed an old paperback book and scanned it into the computer and published it without having someone do a read-through to sanity check it. I can look past a lot of scanning errors though, since there's no grammar or punctuation abuse like you'll find in the newer under-edited offerings you'll find in the same price range.
Conclusion: If the formatting was perfect, I'd be tempted to give this a full five stars or at least a 4.5.
Recommend to others? Yes
Read again? Yes
Read the next in the series? Already finished it
Read anything else from this author? I'm in the middle of Penalty Shot and am really enjoying it so far.
It's 1978. Training officer Calico Jack Walker and his partner probationary officer Tina Tamiko are about to reach different milestones in their careers. Calico is about to retire after 30 years on the job and Tina is about to end her probationary status. One really bad night on patrol sets several wheels in motion, sparking a feud with two officers from a different division,and an unlikely romance. It all culminates in a race to Las Vegas and back while both sets of partners are supposed to be on duty, and proof that good cops - really good cops - are good cops whether their on duty, off duty, or a few hundred miles outside of their jurisdiction...while on duty.
Paul Bishop wrote this story in the 1990s but because it doesn't feel dated. That may be because of the period setting. The book is a mix of low even slapstick comedy, high tension drama, caper story, buddy tale and rip-snorting adventure, with a touch of sex and romance for a little extra flavour. None of it, including the sex and romance feel extraneous or forced. One can imagine a bunch of cops sitting around a bar telling stories and having this one come up in the course of the evening. Sailors call this "yarning" and this is a good yarn.
So, if I love the book so much why only four stars? Well while the book is great there are enough typos and problems with the layout that it had a negative impact on my enjoyment of the novel. Beyond the usual mispellings and extraneous characters that you sometimes find, there are sentences that have a paragraph break in the middle.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Calico just needs to get through this week and then he is retired. But things haven't gone as planned, there is a killer after him his ex wife wants half of his pension. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book. Good police work and a bunch of laughs too. The only criticism I have is that there is no segue between changes of the story. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bearded One
This book was fast paced and kept me guessing until the end. The characters were interesting and well written. The story line was great. Enjoy!
I did not want to put this book down until I was finished reading the complete story.Published 9 months ago by Francis Cherwin
In checking back at the Amazon site, I see an update was released to reformat & reload this book. I try to keep up with things like this, but there are still a large number of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Cici
Liked the story telling and continuity. Hard time putting book down and grabbed every free time to continue reading the book.Published 20 months ago by Charles Schmitz
A GOOD BOOK THAT KEEPS AN INTEREST GOING TO FINISH IT. I RECOMMEND IT AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY THAT YOU DID READ ITPublished 20 months ago by Robert Gale
I really enjoyed Hot Pursuit. This is the first book I have read by Paul Bishop and I am a true mystery/crime fan. Read morePublished 20 months ago by A. Adams