Thrilling and Beguiling
I greatly enjoyed this book and its look back at Cotton Malone and at Dr. King’s struggle and legacy. Creative, respectful and with some excellent twists and turns.
The Bishop’s Pawn
I have been an admirer of Mr. Berry’s work for a long time. This is one of his best. It captured my attention and I couldn’t put it down. Great use of Cotton Malone one of my favorite heroes!
Good use of history
The author uses history well to weave a tale of FBI corruption in the mid 1960’s as it pertains to the civil rights movement.
The use of a first person narrative makes the tale read like a cheap piece of pulp fiction somewhat like a 1950’s detective B movie.
The author admits it is his first use of the first person narrative, so he deserves credit for that. My opinion is he should stay away from it.
I also didn’t need the one sided political philosophy opinion at the end. I can get that any night on cable news. I don’t need it when reading fiction.
A decent read, however.