The Force by Don Winslow; 2017; $27.99; 482 pages; HarperCollins Publisher, New York, NY; 978-0-06-26641-9; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Hollywood; 12/28/17-12/4/18

Why did I read this?  I read a review of it somewhere that was a rave review.  Thought I would try it, glad I did.

Denny Malone is a policeman on the NYPD who has worked his way up the ranks to become a detective on a task force in Manhattan North.  Denny knows where the skeletons are buried and has plenty of them in his own closet.  His interactions with his partners, superior officers, family and other cops is generally two parts, what he actually says and what he is thinking. He gets caught in a sting and begins to rat out others.  Things don’t go the way you imagine they would for our anti hero. The main attraction in the book is not that story, so much of the book takes place in the thoughts of Denny Malone.  This was just breathtaking, it is going to be a movie, but I will wait for the Blu Ray, since I don’t think they can do the book justice.

Grade I am going to change my grading system.  I will be rating books on a 1-10 scale, hopefully this will give me a greater range of grades.  So my first book in the new year gets a 10/10