During the worst blizzard in memory, an FBI agent in a moving SUV in New York City is killed by a nearly impossible sniper shot. Unable to pinpoint where the shot came from, agent-in-charge Brett Kehoe turns to the one man who might be able to help them—former FBI agent Lucas Page, a brilliant, reluctant investigator, who must match his wits with a skilled, invisible killer.
Canadian writer Robert Pobi introduces conflicted, complex, and cantankerous former FBI agent, Lucas Page as the central character in his new thriller series, and scores a ten for a compelling story with enough plot twists to satisfy the most demanding reader ... City of Windows is an unusual story, suspenseful with a strong setting, carefully constructed plot that requires suspension of disbelief, but not a lot.
Just when one thinks that there cannot possibly be a new configuration of the thriller genre, along comes Robert Pobi and City of Windows ... The book begins with a memorable—make that never to be forgotten—vignette that haunts the reader throughout the entire story ... City of Windows is populated by interesting and complex characters ... the book is perfectly and exquisitely paced and plotted ... Pobi also brings a cinematic viewpoint to the page that causes his story to unreel...through the mind in a wonderfully seamless fashion.
This title has all that a good thriller/police procedural should: a ruthless villain always a step ahead of a gruff and often unlikable hero, both of whom have seemingly preternatural abilities; internal agency squabbles; a snowstorm that hampers the investigation; and plenty of twists and turns in the plot ... A fast-paced, topical thriller that checks the boxes in the genre, perhaps a little automatically. Will appeal to fans of John Sandford, Lee Child, and Brian Freeman.