The story begins as a madman in a stolen Mercedes plows into a crowd of job seekers, killing eight people and injuring many others. Several months later, we meet Bill Hodges, a now retired cop turned private detective whose life is deteriorating as he is haunted by the unsolved case of the Mercedes killer. We then meet the psychopathic killer who starts tormenting Bill with letters and emails, taunting him with the promise of another evil act violence. Only Bill and two new, unusual allies can stop the killer before he strikes again.
The casting of the series is great, led by Brendan Gleeson as Bill. I thought Mr. Mercedes season 1 (2017, rated TV-M) was entertaining and thrilling. I followed it by watching Season 2 which was the story of the third book, End of Watch. I am eagerly awaiting the release of season 3, an adaptation of the story in book 2, Finders Keepers.
Stephen King fans can follow one of the characters introduced in this series, Holly Gibney, in the excellent adaption of King's novel, The Outsider, recently released on HBO.
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