Another Dead Republican is a mystery of familial destruction set in a world of violent intrigue and deadly ambition. A ringing phone in the middle of the night set Tom Mason and his lover, baseball player, Scott Carpenter on the trail of a vicious killer in a suburban enclave. Tom's brother-in-law has been murdered. Tom rushes to be with his beloved sister. The dead man waAnother Dead Republican is a mystery of familial destruction set in a world of violent intrigue and deadly ambition. A ringing phone in the middle of the night set Tom Mason and his lover, baseball player, Scott Carpenter on the trail of a vicious killer in a suburban enclave. Tom's brother-in-law has been murdered. Tom rushes to be with his beloved sister. The dead man was the son of the vicious Republican county that runs a county. The ruling cabal will stop at nothing to destroy people and lives that get in their way of accumulating more useless wealth....
|Title||:||Another Dead Republican|
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Another Dead Republican Reviews
Good gay mystery in which Tom and Scott head to Wisconsin to support Tom's sister after her loathsome husband was murdered during a gubernatorial recall election. A titch more editing would have helped on this one.
We know the bad people are bad because they are ugly. Very, very ugly. Like, thirteen-year-old-girl-describing-the-mean-girls-at-school-in-her-sooper-sekrit-very-very-serious-diary ugly.We know that the good people are good because they are good. Very, very good. Like, shitting-rainbows-and-leaving-trails-of-daisies-everywhere-their-feet-touch-the-ground good. No shading. No subtlety. No interest.In all cases, the characters are little more than caricatures. The bad guys have tantrums and lie and mutter and practically twirl their moustaches. (In this book, even the women have moustaches. Evil moustaches.) And the good guys are beautiful and clever and insightful and bold and daring and righteous--but not so righteous that they're mean.Take the husband: an openly-gay major-league baseball player who cooks, cleans, does well with children, reads philosophy, skateboards like a pro, quotes literature, requires no special diet or food regimen, smells of cinnamon buns at all times, and throughout the book is accompanied by an elegant woman playing pleasing music on a harp which is simultaneously extravagant and modest.As a result, it's just not very interesting to read about these characters. Nor is it interesting to read about their adventures, which are rooted in a vision of politics which stopped being relevant in the mid-1980s. (And why do we hear so much about 1960s-era Mayor Daley? He appears so often that, for all we know, he killed the victim...)The end result is a novel which reads like half revenge fantasy and half low-grade political screed. And while that combination may sound juicy and compelling, there's no blood here. We get it, buddy: you wish you had a baseball-player husband and you want to bash in Scott Walker's brains. Did you really need to novelize these sentiments?
I really liked this book! It was a quick read and a page turner (for me). A good mystery and if you a liberal (like me) you will enjoy the story. It's is the first of Zubro's books I have read, and after this one I plan on reding more of his work.
Possibly the last book in this series! Sad to see these characters go.