- A Gesture Life, Chang-rae Lee. Fiction, 1-4, 356
- Shoedog, George Pelecanos. Thriller, 1-7, 200
- The Hearing, John Lescroart. Legal Thriller, 1-11, 451
- The Second Chair, John Lescroart. Legal Thriller, 1-14, 387
I like Lee. I didn't think this book was quite as good as Aloft, but it's far, far better than most fiction being written today. Shoedog is an early Pelecanos; his third book. Clearly evident in this thriller are Pelecanos' economical style and rapid pacing, which he masters by his sixth book, King Suckerman.
Lescroart is something of a guilty pleasure. Lescroart's skill in developing characters more than makes up for the somewhat improbable plots.