Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Whites

Burdens. A New York City police detective doesn’t have the kind of 9-5 work that allows the job to be left behind at the office every day. Most civilians will never understand or appreciate the daily burdens that these public servants carry with them. Richard Price, writing as Harry Brandt, presents a view of the burdens of this life in a finely written novel titled, The Whites. The title refers to Moby Dick and the way in which a detective may become obsessed by a criminal who evaded justice. These Ahabs of the police force are the central characters of the novel, especially protagonist Billy Graves, whose burdens are complicated and heavy. Price masters so many elements of good writing in this novel: deep characters, great dialogue, an engaging plot, and within all of this, a wise understanding of human nature. I enjoyed every minute I spent reading this book. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Whites from amazon.com.

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