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DEATH COMES FOR THE FAT MAN
REGINALD HILL
ISBN# 10: 0-06-082143-4/ (13): 978-0-06-082143-2
February 2008
Harper (an imprint of HarperCollins)
10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022-5299
Paperback
$7.99 Paperback and $19.95 for E-Book
448 Pages
Mystery
Rating: 4 Cups

Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel is practically unstoppable. Known by many as indestructible, it comes as a shock when he is caught in a large explosion. Left lying on his back in the hospital on life support, it is up to his colleague, Peter, to find answers.

Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe is pretty sure Andy saved him from the explosion. As an assistant of Andy’s, Peter is determined to bring those accountable to justice. In no time he is embroiled in an investigation that can possible be linked to terrorists.

Peter feels like Andy has possibly saved his life twice. He watches Andy walk across Mill Street as thoughts of his dear wife Ellie float to his mind. The job he and Andy face each day is often not easy. Andy was always the one that seemed to endure so much and keep ticking, which is why it seemed ironic to even think anything would befall him. But sometimes bad things did happen to the best of people, as was noted when Andy crossed Mill Street, only to be met with an explosion. Peter’s injuries are not as bad as Andy’s since he was walking behind him, but now Andy is on life support. As Peter slowly mends, he begins searching for answers, only to learn about a group known as the Templars, who could very well be working with some of the police authorities. When Andy grows closer to death, Peter anxiously grabs at everything to make things right.

Death Comes For the Fat Man is an overpowering read. The writing is ingenious with bold characters that leap from the pages. In fact, the characteristics of the players are so in-depth; they stay with the reader along after the story is finished. I could feel the compassion, the harshness, and the whole elements of emotions speak loudly in the turn of events. This riveting story engages the reader with every turn. I love the reaction that Peter expresses as he works with Andy, not to mention the way he feels about Andy being hurt. Mr. Hill has done great research in this novel. He creates a compound plot that brings on so much action; this reader was spellbound until the last page.

Cherokee
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