Author – H. Max Hiller
Genre – Suspense, Mystery, Thriller,
Crime, Action Adventure
344 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted
23 - 2017
My Impressions: violent, good dialog, more special forces type characters, corrupt government agents, sometimes far fetched.
Cooter ‘Cadillac” Holland - age 42, ex Delta Force sniper with Dark Ops background, New Orleans Detective.
Chief Avery – New Orleans, LA Chief of Detectives.
Bradford Kinkaid – Deputy Director Homeland Security.
Tony Vento – Cooter’s best friend, chef in his and Cooter’s restaurant Strada Ammazarre, dark background in Afghanistan.
The story is told in Cooter’s first person point of view. The plot quickly breaks down to Det. Holland’s run in with Homeland Security and the involvement of two drug gangs. Cooter wants to avoid a gang war in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and the Saint’s football championship game. To accomplish this, he walks a fine line between doing his job and breaking the law. Finally, he and Tony revert to their black ops days to confront the bad guys. The action is frequent if sometimes far fetched. Cooter often injects himself into situations, like gunfights, and always walks away without a scratch.
As Cooter finds evidence of major criminal acts he is shut down by Dep. Director Kinkaid and tries to learn why. Eventually, he learns each group’s ulterior motives and figures out how to deal with all of the groups of vicious criminals involved.
Interaction with Cooter’s family and girlfriend add to the complexity of the plot and dilute the violent action.
The editing has issues with missing, misspelled, extra and wrong words used.
The story often lacks continuity with inconsistencies from one scene to another. Sentences in several scenes, especially near the end, are out of order and need to be reorganized. As is they weren’t sensible.
The writing style is good but wordy and repetitious.
I recommend this story if the reader can ignore the issues mentioned above.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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