"Realistic insightful look at European police departments"
The Judgment Day uses terrorist techniques to try to stop
the development of gigantic international companies that
are formed through mergers. The group uses mostly words
taken from a fifteenth century manuscript, but also employ
deadly tactics as when they kill sixteen high level
managers from two Germany's chemical companies, that had
negotiating a merger.
Desperate to stop the Judgment Day organization before
other homicides follow, the French police request help from
Italian police officer and terrorist expert the one-legged
Inspector Anders and Interpol's Detective Matucci.
However, stopping the terrorists only proves slightly more
difficult than obtaining cooperation from local police
departments spread across Western Europe. As the Judgment
Day seemingly commits impossible acts of atrocities,
Inspector Anders and Detective Matucci do not seem to have
made much progress on solving the case.
The insights into the political rivalries even at local
police precincts add depth to the exciting tale, but also
slow down the action. The case is fun to follow as Anders
and Matucci as they did in THE WOODEN LEG OF INSPECTOR
ANDERS conduct a through investigation in which the lack of
cooperation hinders their efforts more than the
terrorists. Fans who enjoy a realistic insightful look at
European police (and for that matter American law
enforcement too) will relish Browne Marshall's latest tale,
INSPECTOR ANDERS AND THE SHIP OF FOOLS.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 15, 2002