The Fractal Murders is a fun thriller in a style similar to Robert B Parker, however it isn't without flaws. On the plus side is an interesting plot - experts in fractal geometry are being killed off at an alarming rate and our hero Pepper Keane is investigating - which gives him, and
therefore the reader, the opportunity to learn about fractal geometry (a method of analyzing geometric shapes to identify patterns and predict behaviors in complex systems) which Cohen
describes in an interesting and easy to follow style (even though I can't
remember a thing about it now!)
On the downside (at least from my point of view) is that this is a 'guy' book. Pepper Keane is an ex-JAG* and ex-boxer, and staying fit is an important part of his life - but I'm not particularly interested in reading about every detail of his exercise regime (so I did skip a few pages ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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