In Blackout, Doug and Nate are New Jersey State Police Officers. The two are friends as well as partners, and Nate is concerned about Doug's obsession with finding criminal mastermind Nicholas Bennett. It has become so personal for Doug, that he has been suspended from the force. That doesn't stop him, and the story begins with Doug calling Nate and asking for help. As he tries to explain his needs to his partner, Nate hears a gunshot...and then silence. The plot takes off from there, involving crime bosses, terrorists and plots that will keep the reader up all night. Rosenfelt helps build suspense by using an interesting supporting cast of characters who contribute beautifully to the story.
While the story kept my interest, it is not as good as some of his previous works. It lacks a little of the Rosenfelt humor, and it took me a while to ease into his abrupt 1st person/3rd person shifts. That being said, Rosenfelt at his worst is better than most authors at the top of their game. There is still some of his wit and most of his style to keep the reader happy, and I recommend this book without reservation.
Publisher - Minotaur
Date of Publication - January 5, 2016