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The cover of the novel proudly proclaims, “Parker has only one rival – Thomas Harris”- The Washington Post. The paper has a certain amount of clout that would lead you to think anyone who can hold a candle to Harris (who gave us Hannibal Lector) has to be impressive. I don’t know which book the quote was meant for, but it certainly wasn’t Red Light. The novel is a typical run of the mill crime novel that lacks any moments of memorability. It lacks almost every twist and turn and hair raising moment we’ve come to expect from the genre.

T. Jefferson Parker has written a typical ‘whodunnit’ murder mystery that examines the supposedly mysterious murder of a lady of the night (who just so happens to be working undercover for the police). The blurb will tell you more or less everything you need to know about the novel…

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