2008: #33 – Those Who Trespass (Bill O'Reilly)

14800496.JPGBook #33 was Those Who Trespass by Bill O’Reilly. The back of the book reads:

One by one, high-level executives and correspondents are being murdered. Soon it becomes clear that the killings are linked, the work of a bitter former newsman exacting revenge on those who derailed his career. Tommy O’Malley, a tough but warmhearted New York City detective, is assigned to crack the widening, high-profile murder cases, but encounters competition from a beautiful and tenacious tabloid reporter, Ashley Van Buren. As the story unfolds, Tommy and Ashley quickly discover they’ve got much more in common than a knack for solving crimes.

Those Who Trespass combines suspense, action, psychodrama, and romance with a fascinating glimpse into the harsh realities behind the delivery of our daily dose of television news–a picture only Bill O’Reilly could bring to life.

This was better than I was expecting. The story line was fairly solid, and I found the peek into journalism interesting, since I don’t read much that provides any insight into that world. However, you really have to get past the writing style. Or rather, the lack of one. It reminds me of something I would have written in high school or college. Just not very sophisticated at all. If I hadn’t been grabbed by the plot, I wouldn’t have finished it.

Page count: 307 | Word count: 98,883

2007: The Monkey’s Raincoat (Robert Crais)
2006: Origin in Death (J.D. Robb)
2005: I is for Innocent (Sue Grafton)

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