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Joker Native by Michael Connelly


"Joker Seven" by David A. Ahead has lots of similarities to the predecessor"A Clockwork Orange", yet another dark comedy by the master crime novelist Tom Clancy. Like the original book, this book presents a complex and intricate plot that are told in 2 parallel and yet connected sessions. This publication was widely praised by critics and has sold more copies than some of Prior's previous publication.

The narrative centers on a newly-trained personal detective who has to contend with personal conflicts when he's known as the scene of a brutal sexual attack. The victim is an attractive young lady who acts as a call girl. Her beauty is tapped by the serial killer who makes the decision to kill her in order to fulfill a dark ritual that he thinks will grant him supreme power and liberty. This wicked man also intends to steal the identity of the approaching infant within her own life. He forces the appealing young girl to meet him at a secluded area and ambushes and kills her in cold blood.

Following the episode, the detective is assigned to this case by his superior, Detective Inspector Harry Sloane. Sloane suspects the serial killer could have a tie to other sufferers and goes to New York City to nullify the alleged offender. Throughout the course of the investigation, Sloane becomes suspicious of the motives of the serial killer and his partners. He deduces that the girl Sloane is advised to meet is in fact the killer future wife, and he gets her to convince her to leave the town to give birth to the child that Sloane is planning to rescue.

The second half of the book concentrates on the puzzle behind the arrival of their child. It reveals the grisly method where the infant is left in the care of a family in rural Arkansas. His biological father is missing, and he is thought to have been murdered by the serial killer. Throughout sleuthing and interviewing people, clues are found that connect the killer to a different offense he was involved in, and he's eventually brought to justice. This is actually the second half of the story that you get when you buy Joker Seven.

During this thrilling book, there are many clues which are solved that become crucial to solving this case. One such hint involves the discovery of an unknown man who was seen near the scene of this crime. This man is linked to the criminal with a codex that has been shot during the assault, causing the team to think he can learn more about the relationship between the serial killer and this particular victim. Another important clue is that the discovery of a briefcase with advice about the best way to make a different sort of bomb. The information was contained in a credit card belonging to the defendant.

When the book closed with an investigation finish, there was still one more puzzle to solve. Police Detective Sloane had to track down the man who'd given the charge card to the caller. He managed to track down him, but sad to say, the man he was looking for turned out to be the prime suspect himself. The graphic description of the crimes perpetrated convinced Sloane he should trust Harry's gut instinct about the circumstance, and he requested him to accompany him to Harry's office to consult with Harry regarding the instance.

As soon as I finished reading this book, I truly felt sorry for Harry because he really felt he had been railroaded inside this book. He felt as the detectives trying to use sleuthing methods and techniques to reach the bottom of the crime. I also felt sorry for Nancy. She did everything she was supposed to perform. Obviously, we mustn't forget the killer himself. He was cold heartedly smiling we even forgot how badly he killed his victims.

I suggest this book to people who love suspense and mystery. It is not only a wonderful read; it also teaches you invaluable lessons about human character, forgiveness, and the perils of selfishness. In addition, this storyline is extremely well written. There were moments that I almost wanted to yell, but then I understood this was just made worse by the fact that the serial killer was a repeat offender. Nevertheless, this story about a killer having a sadistic side along with a desire for revenge was simply way too real to pass up.