by TG Wolff
February 19 - 23, 2024 Virtual Book Tour
As Cruz investigates, he discovers Rotten Carter was more complex than the simple villain he had painted him to be. So is his murder, which is related to the deaths of his two lieutenants months prior. Both were strangled and found, with playing cards in their mouths. Jacks.
As the body count climbs, connection tie back to a dead CI and an accident that made a cop a widower. A web becomes apparent with one man in the middle: Narcotics Detective Matt Yablonski. But is he the spider or another fly?
I enjoyed this police investigative procedure novel. For those of us who have come to be engaged in De La Cruz's life, this is a good addition to his continuing story. Wolff has managed to strike a balance between the police work and Cruz's personal life. I like his commitment to his friend, Yablonski, and the relationship he has with his finance, Aurora. The investigative procedure is an experience in following every lead possible, including the use of medieval fighting implements.
Much of the personal relationship drama we read about in this novel is rooted in previous books in the series. While this novel reads well on its own, De La Cruz is an engaging character and reading the earlier books would be fun too. Wollf's writing style is a pleasure to read and this is a good novel for those who like to know as much about the detectives as their work in solving the murders.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
You can read my review of the previous book in this series, RazingStakes.
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(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)