Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kind of Blue-Miles Corwin

Kind of Blue
Miles Corwin
Oceanview, Nov 1 2010, $25.95
ISBN: 9781608090075

Former LAPD cop Pete Relovich, renowned for his courage in a Watts incident in which he saved his partner’s life and legend says spit out a slug, was killed in his home in San Pedro. Assistant Chief Grazzo informs Lieutenant Duffy to put his best man on the case. Duffy says his top gun Asher Levine quit eleven months ago over what he perceived was his failure to protect homicide witness Latisha Patton who was murdered.

Duffy asks Levine to work the homicide of a heroic cop. Levine agrees as he sees this as an opportunity to pay what he believes he owes Latisha by bringing her killer to justice. As he investigates both murders, Levine finds clues that shake his already battered soul.

Kind of Blue is an entertaining police procedural that reads more like a Noir as fearless (and foolish) Levine works the mean streets of L.A. with an obsessive vendetta propelling him. Levine owns the fast-paced story line with his take the hill attitude yet knows he feels more than just grief when he follows where the leads take him. Readers will appreciate Miles Corwin’s character driven investigative thriller due to the kick butt hero and the strong support cast enhancing his inquiry.

Harriet Klausner

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