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- Print Length: 350 pages
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- Publication Date: April 5, 2018
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07BZR9395
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The characters were complex yet relatable. Everybody has a dark side and you can easily see how both of the main characters would reach for extreme solutions with their troubled pasts. I found myself almost feeling sorry for the sniper by the end of the story. He was simply reacting to the repeated abuses he'd received at the hands of so many cruel people in his life.
The author has a very snappy writing style that keeps you engaged from start to finish. Short chapters and snappy dialogue keep you turning the pages. Lots of unexpected twists and turns kept me moving to a new chapter in the wee hours. Some interesting technology and police investigative work also keeps you thinking.
If you're looking for a smart and exciting crime thriller, I highly recommend this book.
This crime thriller has everything I like in a great story. The plot is fast-paced and you're immediately pulled into the complex and interesting characters on both sides of the law. The sniper is a fascinating person where you understand how he got to where he is and why he's striking out in the manner that he is.
On the other side, Detective Bannon is a troubled but clever cop who's able to follow the trail of clues and eventually figure out who's shooting random New York City citizens every day. Tracking the location of the sniper is a whole other challenge however, since the sniper is extremely clever in covering his tracks and knowing when the authorities are getting too close.
I also enjoyed the creative use of modern technology employed on both sides of the law. I won't give anything away, but suffice to say that both men are equally ingenious in adopting modern technology to suit their means. This book stimulates both your mind and your heart in constantly surprising ways.
This author has somehow flown under my radar, but no more. He's at the top of my list of authors to watch for new books. Bravo, Mr. McLeay, on a supremely well-written and highly engaging story!
In "Unlucky Day," the sniper has the challenge of executing his targets publicly in broad daylight and then getting away. His planning and evasion skills must be perfect, and they are. The detectives have the challenge of catching someone without a criminal record who leaves behind no clues, and is yet expected to strike repeatedly in very short time frames.
How the detectives pursued the sniper under these circumstances was very believable, and how the sniper kept evading capture was also believable and at times ingenious. The series of hits/chases/narrowing down of suspects worked excellently, and I commend the author for having thought out all of the scenarios to put his characters in. The setting, killings, weapons, and forensic evidence were also very skillfully described.
The book was a fast read, and I thought the final setup was outrageously good and the ending satisfying.
There was more about the bad guy than there was about good investigation and police work to ID and catch him. But that's not really a negative, just my preference. The chase was a little dragged out and some incidents and actions were somewhat unrealistic for those with law enforcement experience.
The ending was very good, but the last two sentences left you wondering. Sounds like a sequel plan possibly.