Friday, October 8, 2010

Review: BEAT by Stephen Jay Schwartz

BeatBeat by Stephen Jay Schwartz

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

LAPD Robbery-Homicide Detective Hayden Glass has always had trouble controlling his urges. No longer trolling the streets looking for working girls, he has a new obsession--the Internet. Infatuated with a woman he finds on a website, Hayden Glass's sex addiction drags him to San Francisco and into a web of corruption and crime.

Glass’s search for this woman leads him to a massive sex slave trade, run by the Russian mafia and protected by a group of powerful and corrupt San Francisco cops. Glass gets co-opted by the FBI to aid in their investigation...but his presence is doing much more harm than good. Good Reads

This is an interesting and sometimes difficult read. Not for the faint at heart.I admit that I often had a hard time giving sex addiction the same weight as other addictions. Hayden Glass however is an interesting representation of people who have this problem. When Hayden is drawn into this investigation his main concern is Cora. She is one of his most frequently downloaded images. As the investigation gets more and ore heated Hayden puts himself in physical and emotional dangers. This is a High intensity action drama with a twist. Despite being the second in a series the book is very easy to follow. A difficult but exciting read.

Thanks for Tor/Forge for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

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