NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Thursday, August 21, 2008

KILLER VIEW

by Ridley Pearson



In this, the second Walt Fleming novel, Sheriff Fleming is searching for his best friend, Mark Aker, after Aker's brother is murdered and he disappears the next day under mysterious circumstances. When Walt's investigation uncovers a domestic terrorism plot, it appears that everyone, including the U.S. government, will do anything to keep him from doing his job.

I've read both Killer View and it's predecessor, Killer Weekend, and while I have enjoyed the stories very much, I am having a hard time getting used to the character of Walt Fleming. I find his personal life distracting, with his estranged wife dating his best deputy, his difficulties being a cop and a single father to his two young daughters, and his awkward crush on Fiona the photographer. I admit that this is my own bias. I am a huge fan of Pearson's "Lou Boldt" series, and I want Lou back. I was all wrapped up in his personal life, and I want to know how he's doing. My problem, not Pearson's. I have no idea if I'll ever get my wish or not. In the meantime, I'll continue to follow Walt as long as he keeps on working interesting cases. Maybe he'll work his way into my heart as well as Fiona's!



4 comments:

Dar said...

I've never read any of these Lezlie but I find it hard too when an author writes about one person and you become attached to them and then they start writing about someone else especially if you really connected with the other character. Hopefully the next one grabs you better.

Lezlie said...

Dar ~ I usually adjust pretty quickly, but I think my sticking point here is not knowing for sure if we'll ever see Lou Boldt again. I need closure! I just can't move on! :-)

Lezlie

Charlene said...

Just came across your blog today and want to thank you for turning me on to Ridley Pearson. Googled him and as you probably know one search ran into another and I now am headed to the book store to find his books. Thanks. Have bookmarked your blog!

Lezlie said...

Charlene ~ Thank you very much and you're most welcome! I can't wait to see what you think of his books. Be sure to stop back and let me know!!

Lezlie