Battlefield Collection Collection itibaren Laugaliai 96186, Litvanya
I read this book as a teenager and it sparked my love of mystery novels for years afterward. Well written and an enjoyable read in my younger years.
SPOILERS I wish there was more to this story than we were given. The strongest part of this book involves Johnny Storm's relationship with Lyjs, the Skrull sleeper agent that posed as Alicia Masters and married Johnny. I always felt the writers played short shrift with Lyja as a character after her reveal as a Skrull. The idea of an agent falling for her intended victim is a common trope, but killing her off right afterwards in a noble act of self sacrifice is as well. It would have been far more intriguing then to have kept her as a recurring character and watch her and Johnny work through their differences. This book hints at a reconciliation, but then pulls back at the last moment. It's disappointing and could have been a very strong contender for a major storyline in Secret Invasion but is left to sit there.
The book that introduced me to Jim Thompson and, with perhaps the exception of Pop. 1280, the one that has no equal. A new noir for a new decade. This book takes you inside the mind of a monster . . . a charming monster.
fun read - reminded me of my girlfriend from New Orleans...;-)