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“Black Lotus” by K’wan

July 14, 2014

Hello ladies and gentlemen!  Welcome back to the Casa!

As promised this morning, here are my thoughts on “Black Lotus” by K’wan.  First, let me set the scene.  The story opens with the murder of a priest by the Black Lotus, a black clad assassin who claims to work for the Lord and leaves a black lotus as a calling card.  Detective James Wolf, a narcotics officer with the nickname of Lone Wolf James for reasons that become obvious quickly, is asked to look into the case by his mentor, the Chief of Police himself.  As victims begin to pile up, the Lone Wolf needs to figure out what ties the victims together to stop the Lotus without becoming a victim himself.

I thought this story was an okay one, but dealt with a lot of cliched characters which made it a difficult to stay in the story at times.  The story itself was a good one that did make some sense, but someone who I thought played a pivotal part to the story didn’t get introduced until act three of the story.  The Black Lotus’ identity also seemed easy to deduce based on the big hints in the story, that when the big reveal finally arrived, there was no surprise.  Over all, I give this story a rating of a three out of five.  You can find “Black Lotus” at Amazon, Barnes and Noble,and your local bookstore.

And now, without further adieu, I bid you goodnight and we’ll see you next Monday.

Donald “D.J.” Pitsiladis

 

 

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