Author – Craig Hart
Genre – Thriller
162 Amazon Pages
Rating 5 stars out of 5
I liked it, I liked it, I liked it.
The Main Characters
Shelby Alexander is a sixty year old ex-boxer and then a 'fixer' who worked for clients of dubious legality.
Carly, his thirty year old girl friend
Leslie, Shelby's nosey, intruding, manipulative, loving daughter.
Mack, Shelby's retired cop and friend
The Ellis clan: Harper, Shepherd and Gannon, the local sexist, onery, violent murderous drug dealers.
Shelby is enjoying his retirement in upper Michigan. He's drinking a little too much beer and coffee and getting a little pudgy but having sex regularly. All to his only daughter's consternation. Wait till Leslie learns she and Carly are the same age. Then one dark night, Shelby finds a local woman lying in the snow outside his barn. He takes her inside and tries to warm her but she dies. He later learns she'd not been lost in the dark but had been attacked.
From there Shelby is drawn into a web of violence, backstabbing and ambushes by unknown killers. Luckily for him, Shelby's past makes him no stranger to violence and death.
The plot is involved and intense but leaves room for humor.
The editing, sentence structure and character development is first class
This story has some of everything I like in a crime story, mild cursing, non-detailed or graphic sex and intelligently written violence.
The action and fight scenes are well detailed and choreographed.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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