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In the next thrilling standalone from David Rosenfelt, policeman Doug Brock races against the clock to recover his memory after a gunshot to the head before a terror plot can be put into action.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2015.
ISBN: 9781250055316
Characteristics: 274 pages ;,25 cm.


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Jan 01, 2020

Rosenfelt's books are meant to be entertainment. The bad guys are truly bad, committing heinous crimes. The good guys aren't perfect people, but they are working for good and they usually win in the end (typically the lead character is a detective, police officer or lawyer). The victory doesn't come easily or without setbacks. His stories include quirky sidekicks and other characters, humorous thoughts and dialog (along the lines of the Spenser and Elvis Cole novels) and usually a lovable dog plays some key role. They are reliably good entertainment and pretty quick to read. His novels often contain some sex and violence material, but it's kept at the PG/PG-13 level (thank-you, Mr. Rosenfelt). The books contain these common elements but don't feel like "I've read this before."

"Blackout" fits the description of the Rosenfelt model, above. Its quirky protagonist has the challenge of dealing with the (temporary, at least) loss of a block of key memories. This character appears in at least one subsequent novel. It was good entertainment for me (and I've enjoyed the many other Rosenfelt novels I've read).

Aug 01, 2019

Better than average. First time I have read this author. Worth trying some more of his books.

Aug 02, 2018

Book claims to be 274 pages, but a full quarter of that is white space. The "Funny" passages were cute, but not laugh out loud or even snicker funny. I like the characters and it is well told. About a four hour read.

Jun 28, 2018

I wasn't sure, at first, that I was going to like this book. I love the Andy Carpenter series that David Rosenfelt writes - and this felt too serious at first. Before long, however, the author's sense of humor came shining through and I ended up enjoying the book. AND looking forward to the next one!

The only thing that struck me as odd was the cover of the book. It doesn't have anything to do with the book, as far as I can tell...

Dec 05, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable. My second book by this author - will be looking for more.

Apr 17, 2017

Love David's writing style-sarcasm, humour and witticisms. This was a great stand alone read, although, I am addicted to the Andy Carpenter series.
I couldn't put this book down and finished it in one day.

Dec 27, 2016

Interesting scenario. Very much enjoyed the clues.

Mar 13, 2016

I found this author about a year ago and love his books. There is no violence or sex just a good mystery. I love the light, subtle humour he uses throughout his books. This standalone book is no exception. I did not see the ending coming.

Feb 09, 2016

Entertaining police procedural reminiscent of the author's Andy Carpenter series but slightly more serious. His books are so readable before you know it you're done. Interesting hook with retrograde amnesia & engaging dialogue make this a quick, fast paced read. If you like his other books you'll enjoy this stand alone.

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