Friday, June 1, 2007

See No Evil

Hey! Welcome to my 150th post on THE HOOK, LINE AND STINKER! Wow! It's hard to imagine that I've been maintaining this for that long. I have a short attention span when it comes to a lot of things and tend to lose interest quickly. I still have a hard time posting as frequently as I'd like but that's more of a time issue rather than a lack of interest. I applaud those people out there who are professional bloggers -- I know I could never do it.

In the second book of Allison Brennan's trilogy, SEE NO EVIL (Ballantine Books, c2007, ISBN 978-0-345-49503-7)has a familiar cast of characters; some are from the first book, some are not.

From Amazon:
A troubled teenage girl has been charged with the grisly murder of her stepfather. The evidence is damning: Emily was found alone at the scene with blood on her hands, and an incriminating e-mail she wrote outlines a murder plot identical to the method of the brutal slaying. But deputy district attorney Julia Chandler believes her niece is innocent, and she’s determined to keep the promise she made to protect her dead brother’s daughter – even if it means hiring private eye Connor Kincaid . . . the man who blames her for forcing his resignation from the police department.

Together Julia and Connor uncover a chain of unsolved violent crimes tied to an unorthodox therapist whose anonymous online patients purge their anger by posting lethal fantasies. But someone in the group has turned vigilante, turning the game of virtual murder into a flesh-and-blood vendetta.

The first sentence:

The teenaged girl had the gun in her hand.

I really enjoy Allison Brennan's books, each one better than the last. This series is no exception. Set in San Diego, California, the book has great locale, interesting character dynamics and relationships and evil teenagers (aren't they all?!?). I have one more book left in this trilogy which I hope to finish in the next month, before she puts out another one.

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