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The Silent Girl (Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles, #9) Unknown Binding
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I like the descriptions of Chinatown and use of slightly extra police lingo. The side stories of Frost being a bachelor; Rizzoli's Mother and Korsak; and Maura spending time with Rat help paint a human picture of these characters. This is definitely one of my favorite books in the series. This one's a keeper. I have not yet read the short story "Freaks" but once I do I will update this review to reflect that.
Well-written and I didn't want to put it down. Very interesting history of Chinese folktales and culture as well. Suspenseful. A few crude words and some violence
Tess Gerritson demonstrates her affection for the Chinese culture. She interweaves the mystery and mythology of this closed culture into the story. The focus here is on the Chinese characters and Rizzoli playsonly a supporting role. As a result her annoying family is also somewhat limited. Isles is meerely an afterthought and the side story of her testimony angering the poice was unneccessary and uninteresting. Similarly, the appearance and quick exit of Rat and his dog was clumsy and did nothing to contribute to the story. I could have also lived without the appearance of Isles' priest ex-lover, but at least that was a cameo. As I was able to figure out whodunit fairly early on, I deducted a star.
I read this book on a long and tedious flight from Wisconsin to New York and must say, despite its flaws, it kept me engrossed. Definitely worth a read.
I am a retired cop. No writer can capture the reality of police work, but this DOES capture the essence of the investigator - AND in a shock for me - it is one of the first law enforcement books that captures the concept of the "spirit of the law". The "Legal" system in America has long ago forgotten that justice was the goal of our forefathers. Now, all that matters is that the letter of a law, a law that may or may not make ANY sense in the real world, gets satisfied.
Finally, a writer has captured the essence of that conflict. Maybe Lady Justice should NOT be blindfolded. We should NEVER lose sight of mercy, and we should NEVER let Justice fail for the sake of the American Trial Lawyers Association..... Lawyers and politicians, the most destructive nightmare in my America.
Great book!!! Read it!!! Think about the difference between justice and legality, and do something to reclaim justice. The world craves two things. Justice - and Mercy. We need both, in balance, and NO written code of laws will ever accomplish what must come from a human heart.
Just my humble opinion.
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