Book - 1994
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Twenty-five years after he left for a career in cloak-and-dagger work, Keith Landry returns to his hometown in Ohio and starts seeing a former sweetheart. A dangerous liaison because her husband is chief of police. By the author of The General's Daughter.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c1994.
ISBN: 9780446515054
Branch Call Number: DEMILLE N
Characteristics: 481 p. ; 24 cm.


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Apr 26, 2017

I first started reading De Mille's novels when I discovered his "hero" (protagonist) John Corey. A smart-assed retired street cop, Talbot got into one scrape after another, always successfully saving the world or some part of it from annihilation. Under his ministrations the bodies of terrorists and assorted bad guys began to pile up like cord wood.
So when I started to read Spencerville I was surprised, pleasantly perhaps, that this book didn't follolw in the tracks of the other DeMille novels
Spencerville has none of the outrageously over blown, over the top plot lines of some of the other novels. This novel is serious; it is realistic; it tugs at your heart strings; it is introspective; it is beautiful.
So far. But then, I'm not even a third of the way through.
So now I've finished the book and DeMille reverts to type. The paranoid, sadistic cop becomes even more so. Beyond loathing until finally at the end.... well, best not spoil it for you. Let's simply say you'll want to stay up late and read beneath the covers to finish this novel.
Gripping for sure.

Dec 13, 2010

I liked it. 6 of 10 for me.

Aug 23, 2009

This long novel is 6 of 10 stars.


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