My girlfriend suggested JLB to me, she's an avid reader, and is enamored with his work. I started by checking out Pegasus Descending from the local library. My problem is, and I'm not being glib, that I have ADHD, so it's extremely hard for me to actually read a book all the way through. To date, I probably have more than 30 books in various stages of "in progress" reading.
My solution was audiobook. I bought a device specifically for loading books onto and listening to on my 1 hour each way daily commute to and from work. I began, again, with Pegasus Descending, and thankful I did. I've said it before, but to me it is the best in the series. It goes without saying Mr. Burke's writing is the apex. But, speaking as someone who has been in law enforcement nearly 25 years, the complex conspiracy plots are captivating. I love investigations, and following a smart detective along such involved investigations, where initially everything seems separate, independent of one another but ties together completely at the end in a tidy little package...amazing. The cop in me finds Dave's investigations pure genius. The complex angle is also what makes "L.A. Confidential" one of my all time favorite movies.
Aside from all the...er, legal and disciplinary problems (
) I would love to have a career like Dave's. Luckily I can vicariously experience such a career through the series. My only problem is waiting for each new installment. I finished Glass Rainbow within a few days, and now, I have to wait (how long will it be, Mr. Burke?) until the next book is released.