by Todd M. Thiede
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Time is money. Wasted time is time that you could have been making money, but you weren't because your time was wasted instead. The person that cuts in front of you in traffic and then drives slowly. The person in line in front of you that takes forever to order. All are time wasters and can be annoying when you are in a hurry. Most people forget about the incidents by the end of the day. However most people aren't homicidal crackpots either, unlike the person in this story who not only doesn't forget these seemingly inconsequential moments of wasted time but decides to take it upon himself to rid the world of the people who are chronic time wasters.
The plot has an interesting premise that you may think of the next time you are debating what to order and there are people waiting in line behind you. The detectives trying to catch the killer seem a bit slow though and they are supposedly the department's best and brightest, even I was several steps ahead of them before we are enlightened as to certain aspects of the story. In fact there is one clue the detective never catches on to that I'm sure was right in front of his face if he had bothered to look.
At any rate, this was a decently fast-paced story that was incredibly hard to put down. Other than the frequent editing errors it was quite an enjoyable read.