The Marshal's PI
by Este Holland
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars.
First time reader of this author and I enjoyed the book but would reccomend reading the first book in the series before reading this one.
Although this book can be read as a stand alone there were situations and already established characters in the book that muddled the story, as well as the fact that the two MCs had backstory that appeared in the first book.
I did find some of the scene transitions a little jumbled and there was a lot of awkward speeding forward of the plot just to get to the next bit so the story felt rushed in places. Other than that I really liked the characters and the plot line.
This is the 2nd book in the series and it resolves around PI James Kairo - Kai to his friends - and US Marshall Gannin West. West gets word from a mysterious agency that Kai is in trouble, having met him in the first book apparently. He goes haring off to Vegas to protect the man from this vague threat he's been told about and finds the PI has a hit out on him by a Vegas mob boss.
There's reference to Kai's twin brother, a hotshot in Homeland, who had been into drugs as a kid, got clean, and had an apparent relapse, a brother he hasn't seen or talked to in over a decade. There are photographs and they are used to blackmail Kai into being a messenger boy for mob, but it appears his usefulness is up.
Gannin arrives in the nick of time to help and the two men have to find a way to survive the hitman coming after Kai while dealing with Kai's reappearing brother, his family issues and a dleazy lawyer wanting to get into Kai's pants, all while falling for each other.
All-in-all an enjoyable read with an easy to follow plot, a little action, a little romance, and a happily ever after for the mcs.
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