Michael Van Rooy's writing is fast-paced, highly entertaining, and exciting with a mix of quirky humour and dark, dry wit. Spine-tingling moments alternate with edge-of-your-seat action in Van Rooy's Monty Haaviko crime thriller novels.This third instalment in the Monty Haaviko series takes a darker tone from the previous two episodes, An Ordinary Decent Criminal (ODC), anMichael Van Rooy's writing is fast-paced, highly entertaining, and exciting with a mix of quirky humour and dark, dry wit. Spine-tingling moments alternate with edge-of-your-seat action in Van Rooy's Monty Haaviko crime thriller novels.This third instalment in the Monty Haaviko series takes a darker tone from the previous two episodes, An Ordinary Decent Criminal (ODC), and Your Friendly Neighbourhood Criminal(YFNC). A sophisticated, multi-layered plot keeps pages turning and readers hooked. This time, Monty is tangled in political intrigue, blackmail, corruption, and a long-standing feud in which he becomes a pawn. At the same time, a serial killer threatens the love of Monty's life--his wife Claire, and soon, escape seems impossible. Monty is approached by a wealthy businessman to run for an elected position on the city's new Police Commission. As an ex-con, this is something Monty finds intensely amusing. However, he soon discovers his backer has a long-standing rivalry with another businessman who is backing his own patsy for the Commission, and who stands to gain a fortune if his man wins. When Claire starts getting mysterious gifts and flowers, Monty learns about a serial killer the police have been tracking unsuccessfully for many years. He is torn between leaving town and giving up the Police Commission, or staying and risking Claire's life. But the killer is one who, once he sets his sights on his victims, will stop at nothing to make them his....
|Title||:||A Criminal to Remember|
|Number of Pages||:||311 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Criminal to Remember Reviews
A Criminal to Remember is Van Rooy's second of three Monty Haaviko mysteries, and is just as good as the other two. I wish I'd read them in order.There's sporadic violence, violence that explodes with a methodical, deliberate force - Monty's delicious, guilty pleasure is disarming and tempers the situation, not only because the violence is always well placed and deserved.Monty's been asked to run for the newly established police commission, and his candidacy is enhanced because of his ex-con background. There's lots of internal and external conflict as politicians, police and voters try to figure out Monty's approach and how to discredit him. The Shy Man emerges as a serial killer who's been active for more than 20 years, and who targets Claire with his attention and affections. Monty's natural and intuitive grasp of danger shines as he safeguards his home, setting traps and hidden weapons and barriers to protect Claire. Monty's black leather coat makes an appearance, with weapons and tools hidden throughout.So sorry to lose Van Rooy in 2011.
Just as good as the other two, although Your Friendly Neighbourhood Criminal was my favourite. It's nice to read a Canadian author who isn't trying too hard. Often I find Canadian authors stodgy and high minded, like they have to write great literature, not just a nice book. I love how Van Rooy had beautifully crafted sentences, with a good balance of humour and just a few naughty bits. It's perfect. Keep up the good work!
Great book in the same style as his previous 2