Comments for Recrossing the Styx
Recrossing the Styx: 01/28/12
"Recrossing the Styx" by Ian R. MacLeod marks his return to FSF after twelve years and it starts off the July / August 2010 issue.
The story reminds me of the first episode of Hawaii Five-0, the 1968 series, called "Full Fantom Five." In it a man is targeting rich women on cruises from San Francisco to Hawaii. He woos them on board and then kills them and dumps their bodies in the sea.
Frank, the main character in "Recrossing the Styx" strikes me as a similar character. He has his eyes set on Dottie, a woman who cares for her wealthy, very old and very frail husband. While the Hawaii Five-0 stalker was taken down by a policewoman with backup, Dottie doesn't need any help. In fact, Frank is probably just one of her many victims.
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