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Sean Lynch's "The Fourth Motive"
5.0 out of 5 starsDynamic Duo Returns,
Sean Lynch has done it again. Every day of his 30 years of real life as a
San Francisco detective shows through this relentless thriller. It's
hard to keep a series going after a blazing start like "Wounded Prey"
where retired detective Bob Farrell and his reluctant sidekick, Kevin
Kearnes, chased a child murderer (who, if was only green, would have
been a dead ringer for the Incredible Hulk) across half the country. Far
too often, it seems that the local police are more interested in
catching Farrell and Kearns than they are committed to stopping the
monster who is leaving a horrific trail of dead children behind him.
they are back in San Francisco, where a new homicidal nutball is
terrorizing a beautiful Assistant D.A. (By the way, Lynch's deft
backgrounding of his murderous madmen makes them quite real--and
infinitely scarier.) From downtown San Francisco to the vineyards of
Napa, the dynamic duo cut all the corners in their quest for answers.
(My only question is where Kearns, who is out of work, gets his health
insurance with the special 'the crap beaten out of' deductible).
Fourth Motive moves like a freight train with excellent characters,
motivations that make sense, an intimate knowledge of the glories and
sins of real police forces, and intricate plotting. Yeah, don't start
reading if you've got an early meeting in the morning.