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Chasing after the killer who took a child

The Slaughter Man - Tony Parsons

It is hard to believe that Tony Parsons who brought us Man And Boy could write such detective story.

 

I started with this one because it was on sale. But then detective Max Wolfe is a character that seems complex enough to be real. He has a daughter and now chasing after a killer who murdered a family and took a young boy.

 

The going to the "Black Museum" is a bit strange as homicide detective could not just clock out to visit the library. A plot device to link this murder to a old murder because of the unique murder weapon.

 

Like the story because it has tension. Not enough to be an action movie. More like a dark British style drama that has some kind of reveal in the end.

 

The build up is okay. 65% done and already got some confrontation that landed the detectives in the hospital.

 

The other dimension of the story is this very detective Wolfe has a young daughter and a dog. An ex-wife who had a new family, and has pushed the daughter towards him. So, in a sense, this is Man and Girl, with a detective and a daughter who made him promise to be there for her.

 

Good story telling.  I would probably read the first one after this. 

 

 

Also, I like the additional stuff that built around the series. 

 

Like having a map to the story. And the photos of the offices. 

 

I just googled Max Wolfe and this come up. 

 

http://dcmaxwolfe.com/

 

Image result for Max Wolfe

 

Pretty cool.