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Hail to the Chief by Ed McBain

Published December 1, 2020

Hail to the Chief by Ed McBain

Another 87th Precinct novel and it follows the familiar patterns of our favourite group of cops investigating crime in the city that never sleeps. There were some interesting structure changes in this one, with direct paragraphs from the gang members. I didn’t care for that so much, they felt quite long and drawn out without giving too much information away. I prefer the dialogues between the cops, or between cops and suspects, as they try and whittle their way towards an answer.

Mayday! by Clive Cussler

Published May 10, 2020

Mayday! by Clive Cussler

Second book in the Dirk Pitt series, I wasn’t too happy with Pitt’s antics on the beach but otherwise it was a great action thriller – kicking off with our protagonists taking on an old war plane and ending up with some submarine adventures too. The twists and turns along the way were great, double crossing and trying to figure out exactly what everyone’s dastardly plans are.