Loved this third book in the Duncan Cochrane series. Great plot twists and gripping suspense-I stayed up way too late reading it because I couldn’t put it down!
They Tell Me You Are Brutal is a terrific third installment in the Duncan Cochrane series.
Set in Chicago in the early 1980s, it is beautifully written and has a tremendous sense of time and place. The three story lines—a re-election campaign, tainted pain medication, and possible exposure of the protagonist's critical secret—each build increasing levels of tension and are expertly interwoven.
The protagonist is complex and well-developed, with both flaws and integrity; he is definitely someone readers will want to spend time with. And, as with the previous two books in the series, the descriptions of politics in general and election politics in particular add depth and richness.
They Tell Me You Are Brutal has it all—a compelling story, political and historical interest, and thoughtful writing.