The Short Drop, by Matthew FitzSimmons July 1, 2016Posted by stuffilikenet in Books, Uncategorizable.
The Short Drop is a chilling little novella about corruption, featuring all the violence and evil you could ever want in an audiobook. The lives wrecked by (other’s) corruption are offered redemption at a fearful price: knowledge of the whole, sordid story. The learning is, of course, a horror story itself involving all manner of evil including a Army sniper turned serial killer, a corrupt vice-president of the USA, old money with older ambitions and a pair of very good hackers in a duel.
Good characterizations of people with very bad problems written in a lively tone, but painful to see the realization of evil marching toward the denouement. It’s like a whole Greek chorus coming to your house to sing you a lullaby that lasts all night.
Good actioner, with some very likeable characters.1 The main bad guy is surprisingly uninteresting, though; it seems that the love of power is so common in both history and current events that I find the bad guy really repulsive…and dull.
Donald Trump will not get my votes2, for sure.
1Besides the evil guys. Hey, what can I say? I like well-written bad guys.
2Vote early, and vote often.