Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Peter Pan Must Die


He (John Verdon) is doing it again - just a small word or phrase and my mind immediately wanders off - this time it was the word "formidable" and then I think of a song's chorus, as two TV commercials used this song: one for online tv streaming and one as tv spot for a Danish top model contest/reality show  (0:56 in the YouTube music video). See I am writing a book post and I am once again getting sidetracked by that little word - but the sidetracking creates a smile on my face.

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The former NYPD homicide detective, Dave Gurney is once again drawn to a murder case, that is supposedly solved but there are some details that just needs some attention. He is involved in the case via Jack Hardwick who lost his job after assisting Gurney with some information in the Good Shepard murder case.

Jack and his wife, Madeleine, escaped the Big Apple and moved to the Catskills to have a more quiet life, but Madeline is convinced that Jack has still not adjusted to the quiet life as he has yet again involved himself in a case that could get violent - 4th time happening since he retired from the NYPD.

Most of us thinks of a well-meaning, playful ever young boy when we hear the word Peter Pan - actually the Disney cartoon and the Robin Williams movie comes to my mind when seeing the name Peter Pan. However lately that image has been jolted both by the TV series "Once Upon a Time" and lately this book. He is still ever young, but what if he is a contract killer that always erased the traces he might have left?


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Lots have happened lately and I have been lost in the world of books - reading books and other things came to an abrupt standstill this weekend as out little old capital suddenly was in the news worldwide with one sad word: terror. Two men were killed and five policemen injured - an attack of something we hold very dear in our country: freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Can not say we never believed that anything could happen in our country - we hoped that it would never happen - but sadly it did. Life will go on but it leaves a shadow.

1 comment:

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

I am so sorry your country, too, has been visited by the scourge of terror. There is no safe place anymore. I hope you and your country can find healing.