Thursday, January 10, 2013
Night Watch. Fans of the series will enjoy many familiar elements: the reprised characters who continue to develop; some new tidbit about Manhattan that comes from Fairstein’s research; and an entertaining story that brings reading pleasure. Alex is in France with Luc Rouget when old bones are left on his doorstep following the discovery of a woman’s body in a nearby pond. Alex is called back to NYC after a diplomat is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel made. The maid becomes an unreliable witness as Alex becomes involved in this high profile case. Meanwhile more old bones show up at another murder site. Needless to say, the plot thickens to the delight of most readers. I enjoyed the way Fairstein uses the backdrop of Luc’s venture into a new restaurant as a way to display the methods used by restaurants during prohibition. As usual, I found Fairstein’s writing to provide me with reliable and enjoyable entertainment. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Night Watch from amazon.com.