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  • Fri, 04 Mar 2016 03:00:00    Permalink
    Harry Starke is a real interesting character.  He's a private eye that reminds me a bit of Philip Marlowe.  He's mean, tough, and has women trouble.  He also has soft spots.  When his former  girlfriend calls and asks him to come and look at a dead body, he knows it has to be something strange.  After all, she's a cop.  It has to be unusual if she wants his help.

    The author and Goddess Fish Blog Tours gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  You can buy a copy on Amazon for your Kindle now.

    There's really nothing left of the body but bones.  It was buried under the floor boards in a derelict house.  There were two rescue groups using it in it's last years, so the victim may be related to that.  But with no identification, it's going to be hard to find out.  Harry leaves angry and heads back to his office to get things going.  He's not sure how but he's going to find the killer and take him down.

    The only problem with that is the people they are checking out are in business with the local bad boys.  Harry has already had a run in with them.  Harry ends up getting threatened and knows he's going to have to watch his back.  Unfortunately, it's not just his back.  He has to warn all his staff, too.

    This story is fast paced, full of danger, and covers an ugly subject but Mr. Starke is up to it.  He's also got a new girlfriend.  The ending is mean but satisfying and I'd read another Starke mystery.  After all, his girlfriend moved in to be safe and then moved out after it was.  I'm wondering if she'll stick around or not.  I also know Harry will get in trouble again.  He's like that.

    Blair Howard will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Enter HERE.  Follow the tour and comment, you'll get more chances of being a winner.  Here's the SCHEDULE.  Happy reading and good luck!

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