A Blind Eye
#1, Adam Kaminski Mystery Series
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Blood ties have an American police detective in Poland investigating a suicide that may have been murder.
“An astutely crafted, action-packed read.” - Kirkus Reviews
In this darkly atmospheric suspense, a Philadelphia police detective visiting Poland gets involved when murder is suspected and the local police turn away. Adam Kaminski, with a delegation to Philadelphia's sister city, is meant to be a polite observer only. But a good man doesn't walk away when he sees wrong being done, and he's not about to start now.
Visiting his family's homeland, Adam's been warned by his superiors to be on his best behavior. In a country that has known centuries of wars and occupation, politics are complex and layered with old prejudices and loyalties impossible for foreigners to understand. But when Adam meets a Polish cousin in Warsaw who believes his daughter was murdered, Adam is troubled by the indifference of the police… and by the strange behavior of the delegation's Polish liaison.
Adam begins uncovering clues that point to the killer, clues that lead him inexorably into an investigation of the intricate web of Polish politics and the legacy of the Secret Police. But the past isn't always black and white, as Adam is forced to accept as he learns more about the killer and about his own family legacy. Will looking into the murder only beget more murder?
This is a more of good mystery than I expected. The writer has a very descriptive style. It made me feel like I was there. The story is easy to follow and has twists and turns that slide right in to the story line. The second half moves along quicker than the first. But, it's still a good read.
A Blind Eye - Jane Gorman
Great job on proofreading and grammar; quite an achievement given language and cultural differences of the story. Likeable enough characters, but more inter-action, please. For a mystery, this was hardly a page-turner. It took 500 pages to put a name to the left-handed knifer, then another 50 to dig up some proof. By then, I didn't even care! Yes, suspense should be built slowly but snail-paced is counterproductive. The sister-city concept sounded good both for family background and crime detection, but I was disappointed. Will I follow Adam's and Sylvia's far-from-torrid romance into the next book in the series? I think not.
A Blind Eye
It was a little difficult to get through the Polish words, even though there is Polish in my background, but despite that it was a good read