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- Print Length: 331 pages
- Publisher: Harper Voyager (July 30, 2019)
- Publication Date: July 30, 2019
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07FCJCRYB
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,482 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“An engaging and ultimately deeply satisfying novel” (Tor.com)
“The Hound of Justice is an entertaining, engaging near-future thriller, well written and well characterised. It’s not a traditional Holmes-and-Watson story—the dynamics of their relationship feel rather different to many variants—but maybe that’s to its credit. I enjoyed it, and I’m definitely looking forward to the next instalment, whatever (and whenever) that may be.” (Locus)
“O’Dell movingly portrays a proud woman struggling to regain her professional skills in a country still plagued by racism. Readers will hope this inventive series has a long run.”
(Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“When these all-female, mostly black resistance fighters weapon up, they kick some serious bad-guy (and -girl) ass” (Kirkus Reviews)
“This is an entertaining sequel, narrated by the increasingly engaging Watson, and one hopes that the work of this Holmes and Watson will continue.” (Booklist)
“Outstanding characters and superb tension make this a must read book.” (Scifi Pulse) --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Claire O'Dell grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., in the years of the Vietnam War and the Watergate Scandal. She attended high school just a few miles from the house where Mary Surratt once lived and where John Wilkes Booth planned for Lincoln to die. All this might explain why she spent so much time in the history and political science departments at college. Claire currently lives in Manchester, Connecticut, with her family and two idiosyncratic cats.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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Her Holmes is the brilliant Sara Holmes, but this is Watson's story. This second novel is basically a caper book, but it advances Watson's character growth as she grows more comfortable with who she is now after all the damage that has been done to her. I like that we see her go back to her family in this book, so we get a much stronger sense of where she came from. We also see her in a professional setting, and see the efforts she makes to remain professional with those who have not experienced her trauma and just don't get it.
The first half of the book deals with developments in Watson’s life as she struggles to master the new, state-of-the-art artificial arm (she calls it Lazarus) that she won as a reward for helping to foil a plot to create super-killer soldiers in the last book and discovers a possibility for romance (aside from her complicated and enigmatic relationship with the complicated and enigmatic Sara). Watson is a deep and complex character, and spending time with her would make the book worth reading all by itself. In the second half, however, she reconnects with Sara (who has mostly been missing during the first half) and becomes involved in her latest attempt to stop the series’ arch-villain, which also draws on the help of Sara’s cousin, Micha, and several members of the Resistance who work behind the lines inside the New Confederacy. Naturally that leads to plenty of chases and nonstop nail-biter action.
In short, the book is just as good as the first one was, which is to say, Very. As with that one, though, don’t look for a Sherlock Holmes pastiche here; the Holmes stories may have been O’Dell’s original inspiration, but I didn’t see much resemblance beyond the names and Sara’s quirky nature. The politics and events leading up to and involved in the New Civil War are also more hinted at than developed. The focus, and strengths, of the series are the development of Janet Watson as a character and presentation of an exciting adventure. I eagerly look forward to more time with Janet, Sara, and their friends.
But you can also read it just because it’s a fine story. It captures you, makes you care about the characters, and wraps it up in a satisfying conclusion.
As she's being evicted, she gets words Holmes needs a surgeon. That takes us on a nail-biting adventure through the border and the New Confederacy. It's dangerous and Watson is determined but scared.
We also get more of her backstory; her family plays a role, but we also meet more of Holmes' family. The racism of past and current times is also front and center, and permeates much of the book.
Unfortunately, Holmes is not present for much of the book. This is very much Watson's story.