McGill’s first-person narrative helps keep the book grounded, even at it’s most chaotic points. His voice is insightful. revealing, and both wise and funny at the same time. The man is no saint, and he’s not a hero, but he has enough self-knowledge to look clearly at what he sees, and tell us the clear, unvarnished truth, warts and all.
Now and then, when the plot seemed ready to run off the rails, and the villains threatened to become cartoons Mr. Mosley’s assured prose brought the book back to earth with a few beautifully well-turned phrases. There were times when I felt that Mr. Mosley was just plain having a blast, using the genre’s cliches, then turning them inside-out, just because he has the nerve and the talent to do so.
In the end, after numerous plot-ends are tied up, McGill survives the final slam-bang action filled dramatic battle, bloody but unbowed, with his life more or less in order, and ready for his next case. Judging from And Sometimes I Wonder About You I will be there too.