Saturday, March 13, 2010
"Deadly Décisions", by Kathy Reichs
Book 3 in the Temperance Brennan series
The main premise of this novel surrounds the rivalry between biker gangs in Montreal Canada and the drug trade and the activities linking them to their counterpart from the USA. Using her expertise as an anthropologist Ms Reichs has juggled once again a great amount of forensic details into this mystery.
Dr Temperance Brennan is especially touched when a nine year old girl is gunned down in the streets of Montreal, an innocent victim of the increasing violence between the bikers. Tempe feels compelled to assist Operation Carcajou, a special police task force assigned to infiltrate and investigate the bikers’ criminal activities. The unexpected visit from her teenage nephew and his fascination for Harley Davidson and the fast life of a biker add to the challenge Tempe and her colleagues are up against.
Featured are characters from the previous novels with the exception of Andrew Ryan who seems to have fallen in disgrace….or has he? ….The novel dramatizes many of the events that actually happened, the gory details (not for the faint of heart) augment to the excitement and suspense piquing the reader’s interest.
Ms Reichs use of minute details helps to bring the characters to life making them easier to follow. Although the author has minimized the swearing, her writing and dialogue do reflect the aggressiveness expected from a bunch of murderous bikers and the drama behind their culture.
This is another enjoyable novel by Ms Reichs.
L’escouade Carcajou was created in 1995, it brought together a group of specialists from different forces, their mandate was to eradicate the brutal out of control criminal activities of the bikers. It was dismantled in 1999