This was a scary scenario! Someone is going around the city of Chicago and randomly poisoning people. That potato salad you bought from the deli? It could kill you. Ordering breakfast at your local diner? He might get you there too! Is there going to be poison in the air? The water? Where can you go? What can you EAT?
Luckily, Jack is there to answer these questions and save the day, but not without loss.
I enjoy the tone of this series. Konrath has a knack for dreaming up things that are just a little more dastardly than what you normally see. He pulls no punches. I also appreciate the setting more now that I’ve been to Chicago. Every once in a while I think, “Hey, I know where that is!”. This is a series I plan to continue!
- “The bottom line is that this was a good yarn, and has enough meat on the bone to make me want to read another novel in this series … and, like I said, I’m not a big mystery fan.” — Wag the Fox
- “While I have no problem with the disturbing nature of the serial killers in the previous books, I found that I enjoyed this book even more than the previous three.” — Wendy’s Opinion on Books