The most unrealistic representation of police work I've ever read in a mystery book. Predictable plot twists, lame plot twists, outrageous plot twists. The dialog is wooden and stiff, as befitting one-dimensional characters. The prose is heavy-handed; at times it appears as if the author is simply trying to impress us with his knowledge of arcane words...anyone can buy a dictionary. Your system should be revised to include zero stars.