November 11, 2010

Review: Kind of Blue by Miles Corwin

When a legendary ex-cop is murdered in L.A., the pressure's on to find the killer. Lt. Frank Duffy needs his best detective on the case, but his best detective, Ash Levine, quit a year ago. 

A tenacious, obsessive detective, Ash resigned after Latisha Patton, the witness in a homicide case he was working, was murdered. Without his job, Ash is left unanchored-and consumed with guilt that he somehow caused Latisha's murder.When he's asked to rejoin the force, Ash reluctantly agrees. Getting his badge back could give him the chance to find Latisha's killer. 

Ash dives in headfirst into the shadowlands of Southern California to investigate the ex-cop's murder. But even when he has a suspect in custody, something about this case doesn't sit right with Ash, and he continues working the increasingly dangerous investigation while quietly chasing leads in Latisha's murder. 

Unable to let either case go until he has answers, Ash finds that his obsessive nature, which propels him into a world of private compromises and public corruption, is a flaw that might prove fatal.
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I enjoyed Kind of Blue.  You can tell that Miles was a crime reporter by how vivid his descriptions are.  He's a talented author who knows how to entertain a reader.  I would recommend this book to fans of James Patterson and Dennis Lehane.

Oceanview Publishing
November 1, 2010
336 pages
$25.95 US

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for free. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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  1. It does sound like a thrilling story.

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  2. I agree, the author's work is so much better if they have a background in the field they write about.

  3. Great review! Looking forward to reading this one!


  4. This looks like the kind of book I would love to read.

  5. sounds like my kind of book

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  6. Michael Connelly was a crime reporter and apparently from the review so was Miles Corwin. I think that this book will be a really good read.

  7. Sounds like a good read.

  8. I love detective stories and really need a new author to read.

  9. It sounds very exciting. I would love to read it.