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Quick review Cover Fitting Rating R Thumbs Up 4Overall A good novelCharacters Well WrittenPlot Sometimes hate is directed inwardPage Turner Yes Series Cont Yes Recommend YesBook Boyfriend SamSUMMARY 50 words or less This is my second book by this author It was an audible daily deal, thus I pick it up out of order However, the book stood on its own with no probably Despite I thought some clues were obvious, it was still an interesting read.For a full review and yummy pic, see my blog post at ReviewDavid Colacci did a good job at narration The female narration wasn t bad either I didn t have a hard trouble following all the different characters. Another good mystery for Kovac and Liska Both Kovac and Liska are solid characters and I really enjoyed this one I did figure out the bad guys , but the journey to their guilt was solid I liked how the past and present crimes were woven together There were a couple of sad items, butOne item that I don t enjoy is the present tense sections by the one bad guy I know this is Ms Hoag s style, but I tended to skim these short sections For whatever reason, present tense is like nails on a black board to me.There were times in the middle of the book where it seemed like the story was being drawn out, but then it would hit a good stretch that had me glued to the pages I definitely continue to read this series. I really have a love hate relationship with these books I love Kovac and Liska, I love their banter, I love the gallows humor and the snarking among the cops It all feels very raw and real, and matches the cops and investigators I know On the other hand, just like Prior Bad Acts, the plot is overly convoluted and has too many moving parts After I finished it I actually had to go back over the story in my head to make sure I understand who did what when, and why I also thought some of the twists were pretty obviously telegraphed There were a couple of hints dropped that immediately gave me two of the answers that were part of the big reveal at the end, and I felt like they were so obvious that our otherwise crack investigators should have latched on to them immediately On the other hand, I know they re in a book and they don t, so I guess they can be forgiven for not knowing that every stray bit of information has to lead somewhere.Also, man, Kovac really cannot catch a break. Though I know that Hoag has Ashes to Ashes as the first Kovac and Liska book I always thought Dust to Dust was the first book in the series Mainly because we get Kovac and Liska s third person POVs in this one and the last book really focused on John Quinn and Kate Conlan Dust to Dust has Kovac and Liska investigated the death of an IAB officer with ties to a legendary police officer Though ruled a suicide, both Kovac and Liska believe the officer was murdered There are ties to an older homicide from decades ago.I love Kovac and Liska They bounce off each other very well and you can see why they work as partners.Kovac is twice divorced though at his heart he does want to be with someone We see him starting to click with a lieutenant in IA This is also the beginning of the Christmas light wars he has with his next door neighbor I don t know why that whole thing tickles me, but it does Kovac makes mention of Kate Conlan from book 1, and even goes and sees her and John Quinn now together and happy Even though Kovac would love nothing to ignore the calls from the top to close the current case they are working, he and Liska still push ahead Liska is a divorced mother of two still hung up on her ex You get to see her trying to juggle being a detective along with being there for her two boys It s nice to see a female homicide detective who is apparently well liked be her colleagues and very good at her job We get some great secondary characters that I can t say too much about I really enjoyed Amanda Savard the lieutenant from IAB as well as callbacks to book number one I thought the writing was very solid The current case ties into at least two other side plots, but I found that everything works The setting of Minneapolis always makes me think of winter I have no idea why Probably because most of Hoag s books seem to take place during the fall winter The ending was a gut punch to me I didn t see the events coming and all I could think was if only at the end. Another great read by Tami Hoag I am really enjoying this series by her And I look forward to the next one in this series, Prior Bad Acts and also the other series that she has I love how she writes Pretty fluid and easy to read, lots of mystery and excitement and great plots to follow I like how parts of the last book rolled over into this one giving hints to past lives So probably better to read them in order.I think the characters are very well developed, very realistic and believable And I think that is mostly because she created them to not be perfect and to have their own problems They have to work for what they want I also feel like Kovak and Liska were much better developed in this installment, or maybe it was because they seemed to be a bigger part of this book than they were in the first one Kovak is probably my favorite character.So basically this is a good tale of good cop bad cop and I again found myself trying to guess who the culprit was and was wrong in many instances And when everything was revealed I was kind of like what I really did not expect a lot of it There were several different mysteries to follow in this book and I loved that too It did get a little confusing for a moment where I would have to go back and read something again.There was also one part of this book that involves Sam Kovak that I wished could have been different, but then again I think I know where the Author is going with him in this series and it makes sense I am sure by the time I get done with the series I will know it all I recommend this to anyone who has a passion for mystery suspense. Having just finished a literary suspenser, which involved battling my way through a jungle of overconvoluted prose, I was desperate to cleanse my palate, as it were, with a piece of straightforward storytelling This book by Tami Hoag practically leapt from the shelf into my hand as the ideal restorative.When the cop son of a disabled legendary ex cop is found hanged, everyone s keen to assume it s a matter of suicide everyone, that is, except Hoag s series heroes, detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska of the Minneapolis PD Complicating the case is that the dead man was gay, and so had to deal with his fair share of homophobia from other cops, and that he worked for Internal Affairs, investigating corrupt cops, and was thus instinctively loathed by all serving officers because team loyalty is, er, important than rooting out criminality That s Liska s attitude at the outset, anyway, but she manages to think things through a bit better by the end Kovac and Liska are right it s a murder And they re right to identify another supposed suicide as a murder, too Despite the fact that their bosses are keen to close the investigation down, our heroes persist, the way that all good maverick cops do, even as it becomes blatantly evident that the murderer they re hunting is one of their own.Some of the humor in the smutty badinage between the cops is a bit heavy handed and juvenile I m sure that in real life it would be, but this is fiction and we expect a bit better To choose just a single example If Leonard thinks Jackson has a case, he s got his head so far up his ass we should call the people at Guinness It s gotta be some kind of record It s that second sentence I m referring to Left on its own, the joke in the first sentence is quite fun, and we got it there s no need to heavy handedly pound in the obvious.That s a minor quibble Overall, Dust to Dust was a wonderfully pacy read with a nicely complex mystery at its heart and a fair amount of emotional heft Memo to self I really ought to read Tami Hoag than I do, because I always enjoy her books. I would give this book 3 and 1 2 stars if I could I expected the returning characters from Ashes to Ashes to be John and Anne, but this second book in the series focuses on Liska and Kovac I was pleased though that the author did give a cameo appearance to Quinn and Anne, enough to update the reader about their ongoing lives Like getting a christmas family update from friends This book delivers all of the same plot twists and twisted minds as the first book, but fell short on the creepiness I guess that could be a good or bad thing depending on the reader view spoiler This book touched on gay bashing within the police department and revenge hate due to the spread of AIDS among closeted gay men I think the author could have done a lot with this topic than she did I think the book would have been a 4 or 5 star book if she had fully fleshed out the gay aids topics and all of the emotion and fear that come with it hide spoiler Another book that rambles and is way too long The story of a gay police officer s death ruled a suicide, then accidental, and then another death ruled suicide These rulings don t sit well with the two detectives Kovac and Liska A lot of the same old same old cops who break the rules, get themselves threatened by bad guys, and on and on Another way way too long book almost 500 pages and audiobook This is a clue for me to avoid non literary fiction books that are over 300 pages unless I read great reviews Oh wait a minute There are certain literary fiction writers Donna Tartt comes to mind that get great reviews but are way way overwritten and underedited. {FREE BOOK} Û Dust to Dust À The Death Of Internal Affairs Investigator Andy Paxton Is A Potential Political Bomb For The Minneapolis Police Department Andy Paxton Was Gay And He Was Investigating A Possible Cop Connection In The Brutal Murder Of Another Gay Officer But Andy S Death Looks Like Suicide, Or An Unfortunate And Embarrassing Accident, And The Pressure Is On From The Top Brass To Close The Case As Soon As Possible But The Investigation S Lead Detective Sam Kovac Is Not Convinced The Case Is As Straightforward As It Appears As He Digs Deeper, It Is Looking Very Much Like Paxton Discovered Something That Got Him Killed And He Might Not Be The Final Victim Good Brought the last cd into the house to finish it up Couldn t wait thru the weekend till Monday when I d be back in the car driving This is my first Kovac Liska novel, and I d now like to read I thought that I had the story all figured out but I was a little incorrect Didn t find this out til the very ending of the book Hope the library has Hoag audios.