- File Size: 746 KB
- Print Length: 347 pages
- Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (July 18, 2012)
- Publication Date: July 18, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007VFP390
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #542,122 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Cold Open, A Sam North Mystery Kindle Edition
|Length: 347 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled|
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Top Customer Reviews
Mr. Clarkin made good use of amusing repartee between the characters. The story is attention-keeping, the mystery isn't solvable in the first chapter nor even in subsequent chapters, the characters have personality, the foul language is kept to a minimum and is rebuked by at least one character, and there are no sex scenes--salacious or otherwise.
A great read. Thanks for making the effort to do it right.
It seemed that more of the text is devoted to sarcastic dialog and narrating the routes traveled by car or across lanes of traffic than is spent really developing the twisted connections, plot, or actual substantive character development. Much of the pithy dialog felt like an effort to emulate Crais' dialog, but it felt more forced.
More could have been done to setup the main character and tell us how ans why he's able to pull off some of the physical feats or leverage some of his connections, particularly if this is the opening of a series.
But criticism aside, it is a perfectly good read and kept me occupied during my commute. And I'm likely to pick up another.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After a slow opening, it does a good job of building the suspense right up until the end.Published 1 month ago by Lee L.
I didn't figure out the bad guy till the end. The story had lots of twists and turns as well as great characters. Loved the wit throughout. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Vividee
Sounds an awful like what's going on today with the corruption found this witty entertain kept me turning pages into wee hrsPublished 3 months ago by Helen Pickering
Not a literary critic but enjoyed the book immensely. Am impatiently awaiting another Sam North thriller. Laughed out loud at the banter between characters. Read morePublished 6 months ago by James