Sunday, October 5, 2014
Red Eye, by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly
The International Thriller Writers came up with a clever idea for an anthology: pair up top writers in stories in which their characters meet each other. I'm enjoying it, so far.
My favorite at this point is the first story, in which Michael Connelly's L.A. cop Harry Bosch travels to Boston to get a DNA sample from a suspect in an old open case. He "meets cute" as they say in Hollywood, with Dennis Lehane's private eye Patrick Kenzie, who suspects the same guy is involved in a current kidnapping.
So why aren't the Boston police leading the search for the missing teenager? Kenzie explains: "She's the wrong color, the wrong caste, and there's enough plausible anecdotal shit swirling around her situation to make anyone question whether she was abducted or just walked off."
Lucky for her there are two men willing to break the rules to find her.