Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Black Book
I find Patterson an entertaining read, but every once in a while a book goes from entertaining to really good suspense. This is one of them.
Billy Harney and his partner are Chicago PD homicide cops. While shadowing a murder suspect, they realize he seems to be frequenting a brothel on a regular basic. They figure that raiding the place and capturing him with his pants down might give them an edge when questioning him. Billy makes the decision to raid the place, without Vice's help. Turns out they also bagged the mayor, an archbishop, and other major players in Chicago. The political storm that erupts is beyond what any of them imagined. Patterson and Ellis craft a story with twists and turns that keeps you guessing to the end. You may have your suspicions of the culprit, but you start second guessing yourself.
I couldn't wait to find out the who was behind it all.