When I started reading The Ninth District, I was skeptical. At 131 pages(in the PDF), the book clocks in at roughly half the length of the thrillers I usually read. Bad news: it IS a quick read. Good news: The Ninth District manages to punch well above its weight for the entire length of the ride.
Enter Jack Miller and Ross Fruen: the age-old combo of the veteran and the rookie in the FBI's Minneapolis field office. The veteran's seen his family disintegrate and the current murder/bank robbery case isn't helping.
It's a classic formula, but Doug Dorow makes it work once more in this, his debut thriller--crafting sympathetic characters and believable dialogue that carries the story along.
If you're a fan of FBI thrillers without the excess detail of a procedural, if you're looking for a quick, easy read, if you've ever wondered what might happen if the Federal Reserve was robbed--then you need to check out The Ninth District.
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)