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Cast Iron (2017)

de Peter May

Sèrie: Enzo Files (6)

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In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone cold case the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family.… (més)
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This is the third book from this author: 2 I liked. There are no similarities in any of the three except for a character (different in each) who detects. Each has his talents and specialties. In this case, the detector pursues old cases that have unique twists to them. This time, the detector is financially comfortable and he is independent. In an unusual twist, his fame is appreciated in law enforcement so he does not have to validate his credentials to every official. His skill in pursuing these old cases arises from his ability to discover data not previously known, or known but not understand, or hidden from the earlier investigators, or not something law enforcement could find under its limitations. In this book, there is an added complication of someone working at cross-purposes in threatening ways which he has not apparently faced before. Besides that, he has a good supporting cast. ( )
  DeaconBernie | Oct 13, 2020 |
Have to say I really enjoyed this fine book. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone.
This is the first book by Peter May that I have read and I look forward to reading more of The Enzo Files soon. ( )
  dano35ie | Jul 25, 2020 |
A page turner. Read it over a weekend. So I enjoyed it, though I found the parts about the women in his life exaggerated and rather phony. In brief, he is an expert in solving cold cases and starting from one dead body surfacing which blossoms into several more perhaps related murders of prostitutes, a complex web of clashing motives and modus operandi eventually lead him to the real killer all against the background of his daughter's ransoming to halt his investigation. ( )
  amaraki | Jan 26, 2020 |
Once again I read the latest book in a series, and part of my wonder why on earth that I have not read any of the previous books? Especially since I love Peter May's Lewis trilogy.

Cast Iron is book six in the Enzo file series. Forensic expert Enzo Macleod made a bet to solve cold cases that journalist Roger Raffin has written about in a book, which includes the murder of Roger's wife Marie. In this, the sixth book is the murder of nineteen-year-old Lucie Martin that Enzo is trying to solve. However, it's a difficult case, and it gets personal when someone goes after someone Enzo loves.

I think that Peter May really have a talent for creating interesting characters and the Scottish-Italian Enzo Macload is a really fascinating character. He is a very good forensic expert with a very messy family situation. A baby with a woman that seems to loathe him (for some unknown reason), two daughters, Kristy who has a child with Raffin and Sophie who is not really his daughter after they found out that Enzo's ex-wife had an affair with his best friend. So, Enzo must also deal with a lot of personal stuff during the books progress.

I like the progress of the story, how Enzo starts off with Lucie Martin's murder, but soon realize that the case is bigger than just the one killing and the man suspected of killing Lucie, a serial killer who killed three prostitutes may or may not be Lucie's killer. The ending was really thrilling and intense. And I loved that there was a twist in the end that I did not foresee. I did think that the ending felt a bit too easy that there must be a game change and I was right, I just didn't see the one coming.

I really like the book and I hope to get the chance to read the previous five books some day!

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy for an honest review! ( )
  MaraBlaise | May 19, 2019 |
I've been a fairly big Peter May fan for awhile, having read through the Lewis Trilogy and tackled a few of his China Thrillers. I knew he had another series, the Enzo Files, but hadn't had a chance to get into it until I ran across one of them in the New Fiction section at the library. I kind of wish I started at the beginning. 'Cast Iron' is the 6th in the series and the backstory would have been helpful.

The 'star' of the series, Enzo Macleod, is a somewhat famous forensic scientist living in France who'd made a wager he could solve several 'cold case' murders that had been detailed in a book. His latest is a tough one. The decomposed body of a young woman, who'd gone missing back in the 80's, was discovered in a drying-out lake in 2003 and Enzo begins his analysis in 2011. He immediately identifies a suspect, an ex-pimp currently in prison for murder, who had previously befriended the young lady. Enzo suspects more than friendship was involved in their relationship and thus begins his investigation.

I have to admit, I had a bit of trouble following all the different characters and relationships with not having read the previous books in the series. There are wives, husbands, exes, lovers, ex-lovers, children, children who may or may not be 'blood', and a whole array of other folks who'd been introduced previously to readers involved in the action. As I said, probably not a good idea to being reading a series beginning with the 6th book.

For Enzo's supposed modern forensic capabilities, it seemed to me that most progress made in solving the crime was due to followup on the basics, like interviewing, that seemingly weren't done too thoroughly in the initial investigation. He makes more progress than anyone had in the past and it becomes apparent that he's getting close when someone close to him is kidnapped and the 'ransom' is for him to stop his investigation. He eventually wraps things up, though, and knocks this cold case off his list, but the ending is very violent and somewhat convoluted.

May's writing is excellent and 'Cast Iron' moves at a good pace once it gets going. It's a worthwhile mystery and a solid read but I'd truly recommend reading the others in the series first. ( )
  gmmartz | Jan 27, 2018 |
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In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone cold case the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family.

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