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OK I suppose.....I've read better!
am 1. August 2004
For some reason, I just couldn't get into this book. I think it was partly the characters in the book who really annoyed me. Then there was the black drug dealer, which struck me as a bit of a typical stereotype (why do all drug dealers have to be black?) and then the retired policeman who first tries to shoot himself in despair and suddenly he's changed his mind, got the gun back on, doing the Dirty Harry routine. The background to the story is intriguing - that within the Gestapo, there was a Jewish Bureau of Investigation, the "Catchers", Jews who were spared their lives if they would hunt down other Jews and send them to the camps. This is all factual stuff, it really happened, but obviously not something that Israel would want to acknowledge. In this book, a catcher who survived the war now goes around killing anyone who saw him in the war and could still identify him fifty years later....the story goes from Miami to Berlin with one black detective, one old retired detective and one Latino prosecutor determined to catch the Catcher...man, let's hear it for equal opportunities!
Overall the book was OK but nothing to write home about. Not one of Katzenbach's best. Hart's War is better.