Plain Old, Straight Up Thriller
Read a solid thriller today at work, City of the Sun by David Levien. It has been a while since I read a regular, non-supernatural thriller. You can tell the author is a screenwriter, he wrote Ocean's Thirteen and Runaway Jury as well as others. The novel is cinematic in tone and pacing. This is a relatively new one (another difference for me) and I don't want to put in any spoilers; it is a good detective story. The story is that a 13 yr old boy goes missing and after getting nothing from the police after 14 months they hire a private detective, their third attempt, who figures out pretty quickly what happened. Behr, the detective, is a pretty interesting character. He takes the case partly because he had a son that died young as well. We find out what happened which is both worse, and better, than what i was expecting. This novel seems to be doing pretty well so I wouldn't be surprised if we see another Behr novel. I give this one a 5 and will look for more by the author in the future.