Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Waited On: "Canary" by Duane Swierczynski

Waited On: Canary by Duane Swierczynski, 2015, 9780316403207.

The reliable Siwzzleleel wrote this after reading about confidential informants who were pressured by the police into spying on crooks. This is not the breakneck pace of the Charlie Hardie novels.

Sarie Holland is in the honors program at a private college in Philadelphia. She is a year younger than most other freshmen and her mother died a year ago. She lives at home with her father and younger brother. Sarie has the hots for an older honors program student. That guy asks her to give him a lift into the city.

Sarie gives him a lift. Sarie drops him at drug house. They are driving off when she drops him to get cheese steaks. Sarie is going around the block when she is pulled over. A narcotics cop busts her and things stat going bad.

This is a good novel but I have a cracked finger and do not want to type any more.

Notes: Read in December, typed on 1-17-16, and back dated to '15.

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