Reviews of Kind of Blue (2010)
Review by michael a draper (2012-06-29)
In the politically connected Lost Angeles Police Dept. a retired cop who was a hero, is murdered. His father was a retired police captain and now the assistant chief wants Lt. Frank Duffy to put his best detective on the case.
When he learns that Duffy's best man, Ash Levine, quit a year ago, when his witness to a case was murdered, he orders Duffy to get Ash back and make him the lead investigator on this case.
Ash had been itchy to come back to the job. The case where his witness was murdered still bothered him and he feels that if he comes back, he can continue to look for her killer.
The author has developed a strong character in Levine. The character enjoys Chinese cooking and keeps the Jewish tradition of having Friday dinners with his mother.
He also joined the Israeli Defense Forces when he was age nineteen because he felt his ancestors had been killed by the Natzi's and he wanted to make a statement for them.
This is an enjoyable story when a detective gets a second chance. Ash is compulsive and he keeps at both murders until they are solved.
He's the kind of cop the reader would want if they ever wanted the best to solve a case.
(This review refers to the 2010 version titled “Kind of Blue”)