Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Warwick Files Episode One: Checkpoint Review

This is a really short book in a series of books written by J.M. Hoffman and it is only 10,000 words so you are gonna love how short and sweet they are.  I think you will appreciate how short they are but still filled with action!
Here is an excerpt from the book:
So let me get this straight,” Police Chief Kai Goodman said, looking across the booth at the detective seated opposite him. “Your troopers set up a DUI checkpoint. Less than a quarter mile past the checkpoint, our guy, drunk, smashes into a deer, totals his car. The troopers hear the crash and drive over. Five minutes later the guy's in an ambulance, and ten minutes later he gets shot being carried into the hospital.”
“Something like that,” Detective Billy Farowski said.
“And you don't have a name or an ID?”
“And his BAC was...?” Kai asked, referring to Blood Alcohol Concentration.
“Point one four. Maybe even point one six.” The legal limit was 0.08.
“You're telling me a guy with almost double the limit drove right through a state checkpoint?” Kai was sympathetic.
“Something like that.”
“That's got to be embarrassing.”
“I'll say.”
“I mean, someone's gonna have hell to pay,” Kai said.
“Tell me about it,” Farowski agreed.
They were in a diner in the small village of Warwick, N.Y., about an hour out of New York City. Warwick was just close enough to the City for the commute to be manageable, and far enough away to have a country feel.
Kai Goodman, the 37-year-old chief of Warwick police, wore his official tan uniform, except for the hat and tie. The hat was in the car. He never wore the tie. He was leaning back with a cup of black coffee in his right hand. Somewhere around 200 pounds and just over 6 feet tall, Kai had the look of a man who kept himself in shape but who wasn't obsessed with it.
Detective Billy Farowski of the New York State Police — technically, “Inspector” Farowski — was dressed in a dark blue suit with a badge visibly clipped to his belt. He was halfway through a full breakfast of pancakes, eggs, and sausage. Also about 200 pounds, Farowski was only five-eight. He wore most of his weight around his middle.

You can find out more about this book and see what other episodes are coming up by going by The Warwick Files website and checking it out!

From master raconteur Hoffman comes The Warwick Files, a new thriller series set in the quiet New York City suburb of Warwick where, officially, there are no spies.

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Petro Neagu said...

Great review, short and straight to business :) I wish I was that good at reviews :)

Robin Wilson said...

I love these kind of books. The only prob is that I don't have a lot of reading time. So this would be a great book for me! Thanks ~ I will see if / when it is available at the library!

Jane Reads said...

This sounds like it will be a good read. I will add it to my Goodreads TBR shelf.

The dialog in the excerpt reminds me of that in Robert B Parker's Jesse Stone series.