Job's Year by Joseph Hansen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a difficult read for me. I found the protagonist too aloof and a bit holier-than-those-around-him (which wasn't exactly misplaced--he was surrounded by some lousy people)...It kept me from empathizing too strongly.
About halfway through I began to wonder what the point of all this was--the Biblical book of Job, though equally tedious and strewn with disaster, did have a point--no matter how strongly one might object to that point). After reading the last page, I was still wondering what the point was here...
I like Hansen, though I had only read the investigator novels prior to this one, and am going to continue working my way through his work. But I can only really recommend this one for the diehards and completists.
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