Trying to pour through as much of the Dan Fortune series as I can before my Kindle Unlimited subscription finally expires (for real this time).
I really enjoy these books. I’m a Ross Macdonald devotee and “Michael Collins” (Dennis Lynds) is one of the closest writers I’ve read who’s capable of aping Macdonald’s style. He is empathetic yet engaging. He also uses just enough of New York City without getting lost in it.
This one is another good entry in the series, though the seams showed a little. Lynds apparently has some axes to grind and he does so through Dan Fortune, his protagonist. Fortune has it in for a slimy entertainment mogul and yeah, while the guys is slimy, the whole vengeance thing doesn’t really fit the vibe of the first two books.
Also, this one takes a very sensitive issue and handles it somewhat delicately…until the end. I won’t go into what that issue was. I’ll just say this: being a man, I was able to stomach it more than if I were a woman, perhaps. I’d love to talk about it in a subtle way but that would require spoilers and I’m strict with not spoiling anything on here.
Nevertheless, it’s another tight, engaging read that I enjoyed, even if the plot wasn’t my favorite. Lynds has great prose and I like viewing the world through the eyes of Dan Fortune (most of the time). I’m hoping to knock out at least one more before my subscription expires.