My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Yup, today is my lucky day to join the BLOG TOUR for Robert Dugoni’s latest addition to the much loved Tracy Crosswhite series.
The Last Line by Robert Dugoni is the perfect sampler to the writing style of the author. Featuring Del Castigliano as the central character, the author takes us to the days Del joins the Seattle PD before he teams up with Faz and Tracy’s A-team.
Del is asked to be the lead detective in a case of drowning involving two guys, but little does he know that the investigation is gonna lead him into a quagmire with the potential of career ending jeopardy.
I have read all the books in the Tracy Crosswhite series, so it does feel like returning to one’s beloved family of police detectives when reading about Del. The short story tackles the subject of drug menace and the corruption rampant among the police forces, the ending would probably dissatisfy many but I liked how the author has shown a real portrayal of events rather than a complete fictional underdog winning the day story though I am hoping that Robert Dugoni would develop the thread into a full-fledged novel with the whole A-team involved.
If you have not read any of the works by Robert Dugoni, I would recommend reading this short story coz in just 50 pages, the author brilliantly makes you sit up and take notice, the writing giving a claustrophobic effect with the description of the unruly weather in Seattle. Ever since the first Tracy Crosswhite book, I have been hooked in completely and can surely say, this is one of the few series that I have followed religiously and read in order which many of you know, is totally a feat for me😊.
Many thanks to Net Galley, the Publishers, and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.
A newbie Seattle detective gets an education in corruption in a short story by Robert Dugoni, the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series.
His old life in the rearview, Del Castigliano has left Wisconsin to work homicide for the Seattle PD. Breaking him in is veteran detective Moss Gunderson, and he’s handing Del a big catch: the bodies of two unidentified men fished from Lake Union. It’s a major opportunity for the new detective, and Del runs with it, chasing every lead—to every dead end. Despite the help of another section rookie, Vic Fazzio, Del is going nowhere fast. Until one shotgun theory looks to be dead right: the victims are casualties of a drug smuggling operation. But critical information is missing—or purposely hidden. It’s forcing Del into a crisis of character and duty that not even the people he trusts can help him resolve.
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