Sunday, August 24, 2008

Honor Walk

I just finished book number 13 in the Sheriff Joanna Brady series – “Damage Control” by J.A. Jance. Actually I finished it more than a week ago. I did not know how to write my review of it - it was incredible!! I have enjoyed all of the books in the series. This is not my typical review. Instead I want to focus on one episode / a subplot within the book.

This part of the book started with the murder of an officer who was guarding a scene – a scene important to a criminal investigation. The author does a good job of including a description of a law enforcement tradition. This is a tradition of honoring an officer who has been murdered in the line of duty. In this book it is called an honor walk. Officers from several jurisdictions show up at the scene of the murder. They line up the path from outside the scene to the vehicle taking the body away from the scene. Each officer has a black ribbon over their badge.

This was a “moving” description in the book. The turnout for Sheriff Joanna Brady’s fallen officer not only touched her but it touched me as well. This is just one example how the author includes what I call “extras” that help make the story an interesting read.

As I have said before, there is “so much to read and so little time to read’. But I look forward to more by this author.


Meadowview Thymes said...

I have GOT to start reading these books! Great review!

misterreereeder said...

MT - I do think you will like this series. I have!!! I will be starting the book you recommended tonight.

JenningsJunk said...

...I need to start reading faster! I'm just started #3 in this series. 13 in the series so far WOW!