"gourmet feast for the police procedural crowd"
In Rocksburg, Pennsylvania, no police officer likes working
the Flats, a dangerous part of the city that can go from a
quiet neighborhood into a war zone in nanoseconds. Things
may seem serene for the moment, but any veteran cop knows
that in the Flats a moment is all it takes to get killed.
Working the Flats this evening are the Rocksburg Police
Department's only African-American, William Rayford, giant
Robert "BooBoo" Canoza, and Nam vet James Reseta. Each has
personal problems they bring to the job, but all three
dedicated men know they must not allow their troubles to
interfere with the beat if they want to live another day.
Quickly the three officers are going to learn first hand
how the Flats is different from any other neighborhood in
town because the incident seems trivial, but the aftermath
explosion proves dangerous and life threatening.
Once series fans understand that Mario is not making a
comeback and Rugs is not the headliner, the readers will
quickly comprehend that SAVING ROOM FOR DESSERT is a
gourmet feast for the police procedural crowd. The story
line follows the three officers on routine patrols that
turn nasty. The story line focuses more on the trio than
on what they face as each has their moment of introspection
involving their personal woes as much as their professional
troubles. K.C. Constantine changes direction with this
tale in which the crime activity is interesting, but the up
front look at the three stars is fascinating and fabulous.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 18, 2002