Saturday, March 16, 2013
Bear Is Broken
Initiation. A debut novel from Lachlan Smith titled Bear Is Broken will appeal to those crime novel readers who prefer a strong protagonist over a clear and focused plot. Leo Maxwell has just passed the bar exam, and when his brother, Teddy, is shot, Leo’s initiation into the criminal law practice becomes less gradual than either brother had planned. Smith packs this novel with plenty of action, and I was well entertained. I had the sense that Smith included every plot idea he thought of, while not paying enough attention to how it all fit together. Any reader wanting to sample a first novel with an appealing protagonist should consider reading this one. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase Bear Is Broken from amazon.com.