"Longer than it need be and occasionally repetitious, but redeemed, scene after scene, by bare-knuckle, page-turning, political infighting. For ordinary folk, it's good enough stuff. For political junkies, think Harry Potter."
Patterson completes his Kerry Kilcannon trilogy (Protect and Defend
, 2000; No Safe Place
, 1998) with a harsh, persuasive indictment of the politics that breeds gun violence in America.
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