Your Memberships & Subscriptions
CRIMINAL INTENTIONS: Season One, Episode Three: THE MAN WITH THE GLASS EYE Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
- ASIN : B07G3FJG5B
- Publication Date : September 10, 2018
- File Size : 3930 KB
- Print Length : 231 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #296,649 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This series is among the most interesting, best-written of the various detective/mystery series I’ve been reading over the last few years. Tightly written, with elegant, crisp grammar (mostly), and among the most interestingly messed-up protagonists anywhere, these books are a pleasure to read.
I love Malcolm Khaladji, the “old wolf” at forty-three. A divorced Persian Jew, with long hair and impeccable tailoring, he is both a classic “noir” type, and a distinctly contemporary person. I love that his boss is a brilliant Latina with an aristocratic Spanish name. I love that Malcolm’s heart is twisted up in his attraction to the edgy, beautiful, equally messed-up Korean-American Seong-Jae Yoon. The emotional and physical pas-de-deux these two engage in hits a sort of erotic high-point in this book – but don’t think it resolves anything, because it doesn’t. Thing is, I really like both of these men. They frustrate me, but they don’t make me angry. It’s all sympathy. Of course I am desperately impatient about their connection to each other, but somehow the author doesn’t make it too painful to hold on for the next episode.
The mysterious character of Sade Marcus, so carefuly introduced in each book by the author, appears again in this book, and finally we are allowed a chilling peek at the role they play – might play? – in the larger, murkier, story arc. There is some deep state stuff going on here, and I’m sort of all aflutter over it having finished this book during my lunch break.
This was a five-star book for me – until the author took what is a really gratuitous potshot at the entire community of white people who have adopted non-white children (which includes my husband and myself, who adopted a Chinese girl and a Guatemalan boy over twenty years ago). McCade does this for a very specific purpose in the plot, and it was like a shiv between my ribs. I’ll say no more.
These are really great books. I’ll keep reading them, in spite of this newly-discovered worry.
We also learn more about Mal and Seong-Jae, both as individuals and as professional partners. We learn what matters to them--the big stuff and the little stuff. We start to see the ways they communicate, and the ways they are learning to communicate with each other. In particular, I think we're starting to see how Seong-Jae thinks, and how incredibly much he cares about all the things he cares about.
There's so much heart and feeling in this book, plus some pretty sensual stuff that happens at a nightclub. There's also a lot of gritty stuff. We see some of the underbelly of Baltimore and some of the horrible ways street drugs mess with people's lives.
McCade's writing is top-notch. His plot pacing is superb, moving, at times, at breakneck speed, and at other times slowing down to narrow our focus on a particular setting or event, or a particular thought trail in either Malcolm or Seong-Jae's mind.
Superb as always, with lots of trailing threads at the end.
The books are exactly like reading your way through a TV police procedural (including the unrealistic stuff that we don't complain about because we need those DNA results back immediately). This means that although they have a complete story arch in any given book, they're not stand-alones. The primary developing relationship is between Malcolm and Seong-Jae, and there is development of that in each book, but the books (1-3 so far) are set very closely together in time, so the fact that they are still trying to work out being work partners--muddied by all the crazy sexual tension and the fact that Seong-Jae is pretty freaking broken--makes sense.
Bonus, It's KU. I went back and bought the books to own after I read this one. I can tell I'll be doing some rereading.
Once again, the case was excellent, but holy hell it's one tangled web. Especially with Sade mixed in. How much of that is real? Who is being played? And why did they say that about Seong-Jae to Malcolm? Just what do they know?
I really want to know whom that was at the end. Is it the person Seong-Jae is tracking because of those letters left at crime scenes? So many questions! Thank goodness book four is only about a week away.
Top reviews from other countries
Who is Min Zhe...or Jason Huang as we know him?? Who is Sade?? An undercover FBI/BPD agent perhaps, working to bring several criminal empires down...or not?? And most important of all...is Seong-Jae Yoon who we think he is??
Cole's writing is lovely as usual, and I especially liked the phrases he used to describe Seong-Jae's reaction to Malcolm's injury...
'Seong-Jae’s actions against Edmund Bishop had been unconscionable—belonging to another Seong-Jae, an old Seong-Jae, a Seong-Jae he had buried beneath layers of ice, preserving him in permafrost'.
'Neither retaliation nor vengeance should have motivated him. Neither retaliation nor vengeance would have motivated him, had the officer injured not been Malcolm Khalaji'.
'He might not be in love with Malcolm Khalaji. But his feelings were most certainly…complicated.'
Season One #4 Criminal Intentions: Changing Faces eagerly awaited.