- Series: Daggers & Steele
- Paperback: 298 pages
- Publisher: Batdog Press; 1 edition (October 20, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1942274130
- ISBN-13: 978-1942274131
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,469,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fine Blue Steele (Daggers & Steele) (Volume 4) Paperback – October 20, 2015
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The case is decent enough, but the potential established early on with the involvement of the military didn't lead where I thought -- or hoped -- it would. Mostly, it's the vehicle through which another character is introduced for the sole purpose of playing into Daggers' insecurities -- and while that works in its own way, it's an easily telegraphed move.
We all know, at this point, where things are going with regard to Daggers and Steele. It's actually one of the assets of the series, much like part of the fun of watching Castle was seeing Castle and Beckett progressing from reluctant colleagues to partners to friends to lovers. But we're not actually seeing much of the progression; a lot of it is given to us early in the book in exposition, and the rest of it's relegated to subtext as Daggers and Steele are working the case.
And I would like to see more of Steele's thinking and feelings. I understand that, given Daggers' station as narrator, we're going to be more privy to his inner psyche by nature -- and Alex P. Berg does a great job of peeling back the onion that is Jake Daggers -- but this budding relationship is a two-way street, and I'd like to see more from Steele's perspective going forward.
Still, it's a great thing to spend more time with these characters, more time in this increasingly vibrant world. Berg builds on that world just a little bit more with each installment of the series, and it's almost as if New Welwic is a character in and of itself. Daggers and Steele are the stars, but Berg makes sure the city they inhabit gets a chance to breathe and grow as well.
A few of the other supporting characters also get to shine a little bit more. Cairny, in particular, is a pleasure to read.
It's not the best in the series, but Fine Blue Steele is an entertaining extension of the universe and it hopefully sets the stage for some fantastic adventures going forward.
Besides the mystery, we get a new wrench thrown into Daggers and Steele’s relationship. The two are skating on thin ice at times, it seems. But Daggers shows he’s not a total dope and figures things out at the end. I’m optimistic for the pair.
Involved. The story is in depth enough to keep me reading,
Even if I MIGHT have read it a couple years ago????