Posts Tagged Jeff Lindsay
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Lindsay doesn’t always maintain the balance between farce and something more serious in his fourth thriller to feature Dexter Morgan (after Dexter in the Dark). As fans of the hit Showtime TV series know, Dexter is a blood-splatter analyst for the Miami PD as well as a serial killer who targets killers who’ve evaded justice. When two eviscerated corpses turn up on a beach, Dexter investigates, as does his sister, Deborah, a sergeant with his department, who suffers serious injury after she’s stabbed by a suspect, Alex Doncevic. Convinced Deborah’s assailant is the person also responsible for the bodies on the beach, Dexter eliminates Doncevic, only to find that he’s taken an innocent life. To Dexter’s further dismay, someone begins posting videos of Doncevic’s murder on YouTube. While the darkly witty Lindsay deserves credit for continuing to make imaginative use of his original concept, a contrived resolution disappoints. (Sept.)