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Difficult to Follow
on April 21, 2006
I really enjoy this series, but I found this installment very difficult to follow. Perhaps it's because, for a cold case, there were an awful lot of characters, and it was hard to keep them all straight. Even by the end of the book, I wasn't sure who some of the major players were.
I also really wish the author would allow Jane to dump Hack or, better yet, kill him off. Running around for 10 years with a married man behind his wife's back, sneaking off to Paris, making phone calls on a phone card, etc. all make an otherwise strong character look stupid and weak. Hack is an annoyance who adds nothing to the stories, so I'm sure I'd enjoy this series much more, and be able to rate it much higher, if he was no longer around.