Alex Rada is an off-beat private investigator
in the best traditions of the genre: a Ukrainian still fighting the
cold war who frequents the seamier parts of New York. Katherine Raines,
working on the campaign team of a prominent politician, moves in rather
different circles, but their lives collide when she comes to Rada for help
finding out what has happened to a missing friend.
Though it certainly has enough action, Murderously Incorrect is not
just a thriller: it has a richly detailed setting, sparkling dialogue,
and complex, convincing, and engaging characters. My only complaint is
that, at 200 pages, it is too short: I was just getting into the swing
of things at the end. But the subtitle is "An Alex Rada Mystery",
so I hope to see more.
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