NYPD Detective Florence Ott is assigned the case, and the story builds from there. Flo does not have an easy time of it, but she is a hard worker who is well respected. The reader learns about her personal life as well as her work life, and I tended to like her character. Author Weber obviously likes to research whatever he is covering, and the research he did is evident as we read about the workings of the detectives and the police administration.
I will say that it took me several chapters to get involved in the book, and for some reason I wasn't a hundred percent vested in the book the entire time. It could just have been my reluctance to read about poisonous gas, but parts of the book made me a bit uncomfortable. I did enjoy learning the back stories of the dead passengers and imagine that many would find the book exciting and informative.
New Yorkers will definitely find this book fun to read, and the rest of us will learn much about the city that never sleeps. I am happy I stuck with F Train and will definitely try the next Flo Ott book.
Publisher - Alibi
Date of Publication - June 23, 2015