Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thrilling CPD Book! The Sons of Jude Review!

Wow! I picked up this book expecting a good crime story but I never thought I would love this the way I do. The Sons of Jude is one of those thrilling suspense books that makes you glad for the good guys! Check out my review!

The body of a young woman is found in a dumpster in Chicago and detectives Andy Polanski and Frank Campello are charged with finding the killer. The two are polar opposites. Polanski is the son of a disgraced Chicago police officer and is fastidious about his reputation. He has also recently been transferred from another district having blown the whistle on some corrupt cops. Campello, however, takes a live-and-let-live approach to his life and job. It soon becomes clear, as another young woman--a potential witness--is murdered, that a sex-trafficking operation in Chicago is preying on illegal aliens. As the ill-matched pair dig deeper, an influential alderman and his son are implicated. Then Polanski is framed for a narcotics offense, devastating the cases against the corrupt officers and the alderman. Only when Campello is challenged by a local minister, whom he meets when visiting Polanski, does he find the motivation to seek justice.

MY THOUGHTS-With all the books I have read by Brandt Dodson, I never realized that he was employed by the FBI. I knew his books rang with authenticity and this is the reason why. While reading this book I felt like I was there, with these officers in the middle of a murder investigation. The funny thing with The Sons of Jude is that I am familiar with Chicago and found it interesting to know places that were mentioned, streets, etc. I mean, everyone knows Navy Pier but hearing about Rush Street and the like was pretty interesting.

The main character is Campello. But the person who is transferred to be his partner, Polanski, is by far my favorite. And you can't forget Christy Lee, who happens to be a reporter who has a thing against cops. There is definitely enough mystery and suspense in this book to satisfy anyone who loves a good who-dun-it. It reads like a good action novel and I really enjoyed it. The author brings to forefront the idea of how far does a good guy go, to bring down a bad guy. At what point does the good guy become just like the bad guy? It is amazing how things can get turned around and mixed up so you don't know who is good and what is the right thing to do. And do you rat on a fellow cop? Or do you let the brotherhood take care of things? All of these are good questions that are brought up by Brandt Dodson.

Overall an excellent book. Ethical subjects are discussed in such a way that you really have to think. The characters are very realistic with struggles and doubts of their own. Plot was intriguing and the finale ending was exciting. I am sooo looking forward to the next book in the series!

According to FTC Regulations, I received a copy of this book as part of the Kregel blog tour. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...