Operator by David Vinjamuri; 2012; free for attending event; 176 pages; Thirdway, San Bernadino, CA; 9780985775605; given away by the author at a speaking event; 2/12/15-2/15/15

A former member of an off the books government agency goes home for the funeral of a former high school girlfriend.  While there he gets sucked into an investigation of a mob run child sex ring which is used to compromise members of the US government.  It involves corrupt law enforcement, the FBI, the Russian mob, the operator’s family and clandestine government agencies.

Grade C

Did I enjoy it?  Not really.  There was often too much detail given, each time the main character got in a car we got the number of speeds and the size of the engine, when he arrived in New York many of the stores he walked by were brand names.  I also didn’t buy the voice of the main character, it didn’t ring true to me.

Why did I pick this up?  It was a free book from someone I heard speak.

What is with the title of the review?  I felt almost like I was reading a screenplay with too many details specified.