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Nemesis The Final Case of Eliot Ness

In his bestselling legal thrillers William Bernhardt has explored the dark side of contemporary politics power and the law Now Bernhardt turns back the clock to the city of Cleveland Ohio in the fall of 1935 Based on true events and new discoveries about Eliot Ness Nemesis is a brilliantly told story featuring this legendary lawman's fateful duel with a terrifyingly new kind of criminal America's first serial killerIn Chicago Eliot Ness had created 'The Untouchables' the fabled team of federal agents who were beyond corruption and who finally put Al Capone behind bars Now the headline grabbing Ness has been m. Despite my poor rating I did not hate this book More like really disappointed in itOf course I read this book cause I saw the Untouchables I read the wikipedia page on Ness before I started this book so I know beforehand it wasn t really Ness who caught Al Capone or that he was the great American hero the movie put him out to be In the author s note in the back of the book shows Bernhardt really did his research and many of the situations that happened in the book happened in real life Of course certain creative liberties were takenAnd yet how does a book that s about a serial killer who s modus operandi was chopping up people into itty bitty little pieces be so darn slow and boringThe author should ve taken a lot creative liberties Get crazy But because he wanted to stay true to the actual murders things got slow and repetitive For goodness sake Ness doesn t even take part of the investigation till nearly HALF WAY into the book I know I was keeping track For the first half all Ness does is track down a few non important traffickers and fight with his wife And he fights with his wife A LOT No don t think he s abusive towards her She s angry cause he s an absent husband and he keeps making promises he doesn t keep Rinse and repeat for two hundred pagesWhen Ness finally gets involved with the murders that s when things get a little fun The dialogue gets witty the interactions with other investigators is interesting and one my favorite parts was when Ness has a battle of wits with a lying sheriff Also seeing some of the folk getting all fan boy on Ness Does that mean we re Untouchables now is shit loads of fun For me what really got the final nail on the coffin was the climax with the torso killer The conversation between them SUUUUUCKS Good lord it s literally the same words spoken over and over againI see myself in youI m nothing like youYes we re very alike aren t we We share the same infirmityI may take a drink now and then but I m nothing like youWe are nothing alike NothingI m nothing like youI m nothing like you I am not exaggerating those are taken straight from the book Pg 337 if you wanna double check Overall this could ve been so much better so much fun

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Oved to Cleveland where a new mayor desperately needs some positive publicity The heroic sueaky clean Fed is the perfect man to become the city's director of public safety but by the time Ness starts his new job a killer has started a career of his own And this man is as obsessed with blood and mayhem as Eliot Ness is obsessed with justiceOne by one bodies are found each one decapitated and uniuely dissected with a doctor's skill and a madman's bent The police are baffled the population is terrorized and newspaper headlines blare about the so called 'Torso Killer' Though it's not his turf Ness is forced to cr. I listened to this audiobook I guess I expected than this book could deliver I admit I know nothing about Eliot Ness so I didn t know he was such a loser I remember Robert Stack from my childhood TV days but this Eliot Ness is so tone deaf and arrogant it was hard for me to take He is fresh off his Capone catching glory days in Chicago Ness has moved to Cleveland to clean up the corruption in the police department implement new traffic safety laws and form a boys club for the Depression Era youth All well and good but he gets dragged kicking and screaming into investigating a gruesome serial killer who chops up his victims Time and time again Ness ignores advice he seems to toggle between being unconcerned about the killer and being vigilant about him He ignores his wife as she begs to him to spend time with her The case ends up unsolved and Ness is okay with that even though he knows very well who the killer is I hated it Cleopatras Daughter the perfect man Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! to become Settlers the city's director of public safety but by Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the The Sphinx time Ness starts his new job a killer has started a career of his own And Tidelands (Fairmile this man is as obsessed with blood and mayhem as Eliot Ness is obsessed with justiceOne by one bodies are found each one decapitated and uniuely dissected with a doctor's skill and a madman's bent The police are baffled Pretty Lucy Merwyn the population is Strings terrorized and newspaper headlines blare about Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the so called 'Torso Killer' Though it's not his Catch and Release turf Ness is forced Devils Paw (Imp, to cr. I listened Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, to All Tied Up this audiobook I guess I expected In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie this book could deliver I admit I know nothing about Eliot Ness so I didn Tea Environments and Plantation Culture t know he was such a loser I remember Robert Stack from my childhood TV days but 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains this Eliot Ness is so Survive by the Team tone deaf and arrogant it was hard for me Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, to Washington! (Wagons West, take He is fresh off his Capone catching glory days in Chicago Ness has moved Tennessee! (Wagons West, to Cleveland Celebration! (Wagons West, to clean up Texas! (Wagons West, the corruption in I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the police department implement new Revenge ni Miss Piggy traffic safety laws and form a boys club for Breakfast Book the Depression Era youth All well and good but he gets dragged kicking and screaming into investigating a gruesome serial killer who chops up his victims Time and The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade time again Ness ignores advice he seems Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, to A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery toggle between being unconcerned about Card Concepts the killer and being vigilant about him He ignores his wife as she begs Schadenfreude to him Emotional Victory to spend Still Life with Woodpecker time with her The case ends up unsolved and Ness is okay with Bo Knows Bo that even Gender and Food though he knows very well who Radio Silence the killer is I hated it

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Oss bureaucratic boundaries and take over the case working with a dogged street smart detective and making enemies every step of the way The energy Ness pours into the investigation the it takes over his life his marriage even his untouchable reputation Because in Cleveland there is only one true untouchable a killer who has the perfect hiding place and the perfect plan for destroying Eliot NessFrom the first primitive use of forensic psychology to a portrait of America battling the Great Depression and a man battling his own demons Nemesis is a masterwork of mystery murder and vivid dynamic historical suspen. I was really disappointed in this book After all lots of things for me to like Depression setting in Cleveland no less a serial killer and a wonderful if flawed heroSo what s wrong here I ve never read Bernhardt but he manages to make the business of serial killing well boringExcept for Eliot Ness s speeches to the press and the public the dialog is uninspired And the suspected murderer Just a stick figure not the bogey man who s been suspected of also perping the Black Dahlia murderThis sounds so mean spirited maybe I was expecting too much but bottom line is this the book was perhaps rushed to publication as much of the writing was lack luster and uninspired Too bad as a good editor could have brought it around


10 thoughts on “Nemesis The Final Case of Eliot Ness

  1. says:

    Honestly before I read the book I knew very little about Eliot Ness except for he had something to do with the Untouchables Years ago I remember hearing something about the Torso Murders Now that I've read this book I feel that the case was solved but it was covered up for political expediency I realize this was fiction

  2. says:

    Despite my poor rating I did not hate this book More like really disappointed in itOf course I read this book cause I saw the Untouch

  3. says:

    Based on true fact Eliot Ness of Al Capone fame tracks the first serial killer in Cleveland in the fall of 1935 A chilling fast rread full of excitement

  4. says:

    I listened to this audiobook I guess I expected than this book could deliver I admit I know nothing about Eliot Ness so I didn't know he was such a loser I remember Robert Stack from my childhood TV days but this Eliot Ness is so tone deaf and arrogant it was hard for me to take He is fresh off his Capone catching glory days in Chicago Ness has moved to Cleveland to clean up the corruption in the police department implement new traffic saf

  5. says:

    This is an engaging historical mystery Eliot Ness has put away Capone and now is the safety director of Cleveland Ohio He j

  6. says:

    It was a super slow start I tried reading the first few pages so many times Then skipped to chapter two When it became inte

  7. says:

    I'm a Bill Bernhardt fan as anyone who has read my previous reviews of his Ben Kincaid series can tell you But thi

  8. says:

    Somewhat of a cross between historical fiction and fact Nemesis is based upon actual events from the 30's and information that came to light years later surrounding a case that Eliot Ness was involved with in the years that followed his Chicago success in putting away Al CaponeThe story was interesting and intriguing and was a fairly easy re

  9. says:

    I was really disappointed in this book After all lots of things for me to like Depression setting in Cleveland no less a serial killer and a w

  10. says:

    In Chicago Eliot Ness created “the Untouchables” the fabled team of federal agents who finally put Al Capone behind bars

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