Woods was at one time a masterful and inspired story teller. However, of late his books have become trite, pedestrian and hackneyed. His "Author's Note" at the end of the book comes of as insulting, disdainful, egotistical and bellicose. I was loyal ready of his early works but have increasingly suffered through his more recent offerings. Be Air Dead will be my last. If you want to read Woods, check out some of his earlier works such as Santa Fe Rules and Dead Eyes.
Masterfully written, I've enjoyed every one of Woods' works thus far
A little overly drawn-out but Woods' plotting expertise is back again in "Bel-Air Dead". Dino is a great character and his and Stone's interplay together is top-notch. Good story and an enjoyable read.
Don't bother. I've enjoyed Wood's books in the past but this one moves at a snail's pace and nothing happened for SO long that I abandoned it and I seldom abandon a mystery, even one that is not great. This book is just not worth your time.