- Taschenbuch: 400 Seiten
- Verlag: G.P. Putnam's Sons; Auflage: Reissue (3. Mai 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0451413059
- ISBN-13: 978-0451413055
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 18 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,7 x 2,8 x 17,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 123.482 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Please note: This book has also been published under the title Play to Kill.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
P.J. Tracy is the pseudonym of mother-daughter writing duo P.J. and Traci Lambrecht, winners of the Anthony, Barry, Gumshoe, and Minnesota Book Awards. Their first four novels, Monkeewrench, Live Bait, Dead Run, and Snow Blind have become national and international bestsellers.
P.J. Lambrecht is a college dropout with one of the largest collections of sweatpants in the world. She was raised in an upper-middle class family of very nice people, and turned to writing to escape the hardships of such a life. She had her first short story published in The Saturday Evening Post when Traci was eight, still mercifully oblivious to her mother’s plans to eventually trick her into joining the family business. She has been a moderately successfully free-lance writer ever since, although she has absolutely no qualifications for such a profession, except a penchant for lying.
Traci Lambrecht spent most of her childhood riding and showing horses. She graduated with a Russian Studies major from St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota, where she also studied voice. Her aspirations of becoming a spy were dashed when the Cold War ended, so she instead attempted briefly and unsuccessfully to import Eastern European folk art. She began writing to finance her annoying habits of travel and singing in rock bands, and much to her mother’s relief, finally realized that the written word was her true calling. They have been writing together ever since.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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ich fand die dialoge hier noch witziger, von anfang an;
die handlung wirkt wenig(er)konstruiert als bei manch anderem, obwohl sie sehr ausgeklügelt ist
die schilderung sehr lebendig
ich fand es bei den meisten am anfang etwas schwierig, hineinzukommen, aber wenn der plot erstmal rollt, wird es richtig, richtig spannend
am ende hatte ich hier allerdings den dumpfen nachgeschmack, dass manche randgruppe vielleicht doch "zu recht bestraft wurde" und dass man dadurch vorurteile, von denen man sich am anfang frei zeigte, doch zementiert (und vielleicht auch manch konservativen lesergeschmack befriedigt). das hat mich im nachhinein etwas verärgert, kann aber subjektives empfinden
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Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of the genre, fans of the series
Trigger Warnings: Violence, hate crimes (including but not limited to against LGBT people)
Disclosure: I purchased this book for myself in hardcover shortly after its release. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: It's eighty-five degrees in the shade when Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth pull into the MPD parking garage. They're driving a tricked-out Caddy, repossessed from a low-level drug dealer. It's not a Beemer or a Mercedes, but it's got GPS, air-conditioning, and power seats with more positions than the Kama Sutra.
Things are heating up inside the station-house, too. The bomb squad's off to investigate another suspicious package at the mall, and kids are beating the crap out of one another and posting it on YouTube. And before Magozzi and Rolseth can wish for a straight-on homicide, the call comes in: a floater.
Soon they're humping it along a derelict stretch of the Mississippi River, beyond the green places where families picnic and admire the views. They can see her- she looks like a bride in her white formal gown--face down, dead in the water. And so it begins.
Across town, Grace McBride's Monkeewrench crew--the computer geeks who, after making a fortune on games, are now helping the cops with anti-crime software--have been recruited by the FBI to investigate a series of murder videos posted on the Web. It's not long before Magozzi, Rolseth, and Monkeewrench discover the frightening link between the unlucky bride and the latest, most horrific use of the Internet to date. Using their skills to scour the Net in search of the perpetrator, the team must race against the clock to stop a killer in his tracks.
My Thoughts: This is book five in the series, after Snow Blind (review here where formatting allowed--please note it does include spoilers, but they have mostly been hidden under spoiler tags), and the first of the books I have not read previously.
Maybe it's foolish to expect things like this not to sneak through, but honestly? G.P. Putnam & Sons should use spellcheck at the very least when they're editing their books so that things like "dimljy" don't sneak through, don't you think? Although I have to give them props later for the proper use of "canvass" where too many people who aren't aware of the difference use "canvas" to describe police going through a neighborhood to check whether people have noticed anything amiss. Also, that was the only mistake I found in the entire book (first sentence of the second chapter), so I guess I'll let them off with a warning.
This book is not a true mystery, in that we know the names of at least a couple of the doers at the outset--so we watch as the good guys try to figure out who they are. But, of course, we don't know the details, so there are plenty of bits to be learned as we go along. This is another book that deals with issues of people taking justice into their own hands, as well as some of the darker repercussions of the international community that is being created by the World Wide Web. A wonderful book, and I loved it, just like I've loved every book in this series. The epilogue almost made me lose my mind, so I'm jumping straight into Off the Grid to see if there are any more details, even though I have a short editing job to work on this week. I'll bet I can get this puppy read in just a few hours if I hurry. Watch for that review!
The ending made one drastic change for one of the main characters, but for some reason the authors chose to have it come as a surprise, eliminating any actual witnessing this character development. It left the book on a bit of a cliffhanger, but without seeing any of the discussion leading up to that decision, it's a cliff that is easy to walk away from. The characters' development is just too arrested (and not in an entertaining way any longer), and the premise of the plot here wasn't as original as some of the others. Also, it didn't seem to be as well-researched (one of the elements in the end that the characters claim is not prosecutable, is actually quite prosecutable...in both criminal and civil courts) and Monkeewrench software has started to act like too much of an all-too convenient deus ex machina for the story to be credible.