Thursday, February 22, 2018

Career Of Evil by Robert Galbraith

It's a normal day at Comoran Strike's London detective agency.  Or at least, it's normal until his assistant, Robin, opens a package and finds a severed human leg in it. 

The police are called and they of course want to know who would send Cormoran such a thing.  Cormoran can think of at least four people.  One was a mobster he helped put away, one a man he arrested while he was military police, another a pedophile he was instrumental in stopping and the last is his stepfather, a semi-famous musician whom Comoran has always believed murdered his mother.

Robin's appalled but there are other issues.  She is about to marry Matthew who she has been with for years.  He insists she quit her job immediately and as this is a sore subject between them for years, she knows this will only strengthen his case.  She is determined to continue working as a detective and to do so despite Matthew's objections and Cormoran's determination to at least protect her while she's working.

The two detectives start off on a journey to determine who is so set on destroying Comoran and his agency.  After the police find the rest of the girl, they soon discover that this is not a one time affair.  Instead, this is a man who has killed before and as he quickly proves, will kill again.  Worse, he seems fixated on Robin and things quickly get dangerous.  Can Comoran and Robin find him before he finds and finishes them?

This is the third novel in the series and readers of the first two will be happy with this effort.  Comoran is a wonderful character, one of those rough and ready men who are magnets to women without trying and who would be surprised to know it.  Robin continues to show strength and ingenuity and is a strong female character.  The book ends on a cliffhanger that will have readers anxiously awaiting the fourth book in the series.

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