Top Ten by Ryne Douglas Pearson. There are authors who just entertain you and then there are some who manage to crawl into your life. I cannot do push ups with thinking about Bad Luck Detective Suzy Ivy and her police academy days. I see an axe and I get visions created by J.J. Brown. That’s not too bad, right? But now I cannot go inside a copy room anymore without checking the ceiling! Thank you, Ryne Douglas Pearson!
Top Ten is about a very damaged man whose aim is to make a statement through his art and you’d better be listening. Insulted that he is not the crème de la crème for the FBI to be placed in the number #1 spot, he decides to off those ahead of him on the Most Wanted list.
The book has some very gory crime scene descriptions but remember, this is a book of fiction. The book rambles at times. I had expected more details to be disclosed about our killer’s life especially in the last airplane scene. What or which insult was the last drop that made him into a killer? What happened to agent Hale? Who rescues Arlo? How did our killer managed to catch Special Agent Bernard Jaworski? And most importantly, why was our killer on the FBI’s Most Wanted list in the first place? Maybe I just missed that.
Despite some rambles, Top Ten is good read that will keep your mind spinning. A fast read based on a good idea!