Blacklight Blue Paperback
by Peter May
Part of the The Enzo Files series
THE THIRD COLD-CASE INVESTIGATION FOR ENZO MACLEOD, FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY MEGASELLER THE BLACKHOUSE.
FRANCE. A death sentence. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Enzo Macleod is running out of time to crack the most confounding of unsolved French murders.
A death threat. His daughter is nearly killed, Enzo is mugged - and then he is arrested.
Someone is trying to destroy his character. Someone is framing him for murder. A deathly enemy. Killers from the past will stop at nothing to halt Enzo, who must use all his forensic skills to solve the case - before they succeed.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/11/2014
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781782062103
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Review by Eyejaybee
My previous awareness of Peter May as a crime novelist rested solely on having read 'The Blackhouse' (the first of his trilogy set on the island of Lewis and Harris) and then run aground on its successor, 'The Lewis Man' (though that was more a consequence of alarming personal resonances within the plot than any reflection on its standing as a novel).He had, however, written a clutch of other novels including the series known as 'The China Thriilers' and a sequence featuring retired forensic expert Enzo Macleod. This particular book is the third of the Enzo Macleod novels, and it soon became evident that it followed on fairly closely from its predecessors, though this didn't pose any problem.As the novel opens, we met Enzo Macleod on his way to an appointment with an oncological expert, from whom he receives a particularly gave prognosis. Almost immediately after this blow he learns that someone has attempted to murder his daughter. As if his week is not going poorly enough already, he soon finds himself arrested as prime suspect in the murder of a female acquaintance.This may all sound rather implausible, but May carries it all off superbly. The novel fairly fizzes along, and the reader's attention never wanes. He doesn't expend much energy on developing his characters' personalities, but they are all perfectly credible.I shall definitely be going back to read the earlier episodes in the sequence.