Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Faces of the Gone, by Brad Parks
Another good one, and quite happily a couple of years old, so Parks has a more recent book out and another due in March. Parks was a newspaper reporter, as is his main character, Carter Ross. In the series debut, Ross is assigned to cover the execution-styled death of four drug dealers, and finds that each sold a brand of heroin called The Stuff. Ross is endearing -- funny, self-deprecating, fearful but somehow dauntless. Parks paints a gritty but human Newark.