Kill Again

Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene. Kensington, $25 (296p) ISBN 978-0-7582-6687-3
Near the start of TV producers Baer and Greene’s cliché-filled sequel to 2011’s Kill Switch, New York City forensic psychologist Claire Waters witnesses a patient of hers, Rosa Sanchez, taken away in handcuffs and, after contacting various authorities, concludes that something terrible has happened to the young woman. Claire turns to the one police officer she can trust, Nick Lawler, sidelined from active duty because of a progressive loss of vision. Nick brings their suspicions to his boss, Det. Insp. Brian Wilkes, who forbids them to be involved further. The pair defy Wilkes, are grudgingly forgiven, and the cycle repeats. Claire and Nick, who are supposed to be smart, make bad choices over and over, and they act as if they were the leads in a romantic comedy. The authors tend to use too much detail (Rosa plops down on Claire’s “soft, comfortable, dark green, velour sofa”), and almost every female character is attractive (Claire is “beautiful”; others are “hot” or “stunning”). All this might have worked better on the screen. (July)
Reviewed on: 05/18/2015
Release date: 06/30/2015
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