On his website, T.S. O’Neil reprints a review that describes his “action-packed crime novels” Tampa Star and Starfish Prime as artful blends of “Fifties detective noir with modern-day high-tech suspense.” I agree, but when I speed-read the opening chapters of Tampa Star, I was reminded as well of Elmore Leonard—that is, I was hearing the unique voices, not of a writer, but of unforgettable characters. I was thus pleased to discover, as you will see, that O’Neil lists Leonard as one of the writers who have most influenced him.
|Author T.S. O'Neil|