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Terminal (Lomax and Biggs Book 5) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
“Marshall Karp is the only writer I know who can get big laughs out of murdering someone.” — James Patterson
- ASIN : B01BEC17B8
- Publisher : Mesa Films, Inc. (May 3, 2016)
- Publication date : May 3, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 572 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 262 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #346,959 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I've read every book in the Lomax and Biggs series, and I've pressed them on friends as well. While nominally you could begin by reading this one, you owe it to yourself to start with The Rabbit Factory .
You certainly wouldn't think this sounds like a laugher from the plot's description: Lomax and Briggs on the trail of two apparently unrelated murders, interwoven with concerns about creating and losing family members. But please TRUST ME. Lomax and Biggs tell plenty of wisecracks, but the humor the characters convey comes out of compassion and respect for each other (and the many other people we've come to know in these stories), and for their dedication to finding justice.
If you've read other books in the series, you'll be thrilled to learn that this latest installment is as good as you hoped. If you haven't -- oh, lucky you! You get to discover Lomax and Biggs!
All of that is icing on the cake when you read this series. And I would highly recommend that you start at the beginning of the series. TERMINAL can be enjoyed on its own, yet it is that much more meaningful and entertaining if you have traveled those first cases with Biggs and Lomax. TERMINAL starts out with a bang, grabs your attention on Mike Lomax sits in a doctor's exam room and immediately must chase down a killer armed with a shotgun. All Mike is armed with are his service weapon and a paper thin hospital gown.
The plotting is workmanlike and while the books that I read would never be considered Shakespeare, they are very entertaining. The print book is for the barcalounger. The kindle is because I can't put it down and Kindles travel easier. You will root for Terry and Mike like you root for King and Maxwell, Alex Cross, Michael Bennett and Spenser and Hawk.
The only downside to this is that it might take another year to see Biggs and Lomax ride again in their sixth adventure. Hope not.
A job well done, Mr. Karp. As one of your most avid fans, might you please type a little faster?
If you've read the others in the series, you'll remember Biggs and Lomax as LAPD partners who are completely engaging real-life characters. Biggs is the narrator and he's got a girlfriend after his loving wife dies of cancer (it adds real depth to the character) and a family that stars his irrepressible father. The books also have excellent plots that, as this one does, often get personal.
In TERMINAL, Biggs and serious love interest are baby sitting a precocious girl. When her mother is seized by the authorities in China, the plots takes off in two directions. The mystery and the personal, both centering around the little girl.
This is a unique book. It combines an excellent police mystery with a good personal story. The depth and quality of both are rare and unsurpassed. I think Karp has developed into a top writer in this genre. His early books seemed to concentrate on the humor as much as the story line. His novels now have much more depth. This book stands well alone, but readers of its predecessors will be pleased to see the old characters and their continued development.
Top reviews from other countries
But it is with his own books that he excels. Lomax and Biggs are brilliant characters and hopefully Marshall will get many new fans eager to investigate his work without Patterson