The CBS Murders This book was about a scandal in a company in New York City taking place in up town Manhattan in the diamond district. It was a crime story based on true events. The main characters in this changed because it would move sections of the book by years. In the beginning were Nash a hit man and a woman named Margaret Barbera the hit. The major issues where that a company in Manhattan that ran a jewelry company was buying small companies in New York and then making them big and then taking all the money then leaving them. The owner of the company who hired Margaret Barbera was starting not to trust her then decided its time to silence her. Nash did what he did and got her then the three well respected high board members of CBS where there and Nash had no choice but to take them out too so nobody could talk.
By Richard Hammer
William Marrow and Company Inc.
On the positive side, in the beginning this book had a lot of action going on and was very interesting. The reading at this point I didn’t want to stop. It was a very violent book over all. When you read this book you will notice that the climax is in the first few chapters, everything else was falling action.
However the bad thing about this book was that after the murders happened I wanted to put down the book. Like watching mob movies based on true stories the characters always play out on what they did on how to set up what they bought where they went who they said hello to etc… That also happened in this book which isn’t very easy to pick up on. It was boring after the first few chapters until the end again because then they pick up on the murders again and that is where they pick up on where Nash had to be brought into the picture again.
My recommendations are to adult readers because for a kid this book is extremely difficult to keep interest in or if the reader likes crime stories. As I have said before after the first few chapters the book gets boring, and the difficulty range is extremes in one part its easy the next part is really difficult I give this book a 2 out of 5