I have a weak spot for PIs in need like Rick Cahill.
Once a successful investigator who worked for a big agency without financial problems, he is currently in a difficult situation: a one man-firm owner without clients and as a result- without money to pay the mortgage.
However, the worst thing of all, is that a chief of the La Jolla Police Department is convinced that Rick committed murder of a missing person some years ago. He squeezes Rick where he could and threatens with a new emerged evidence he got that seems serious enough to re-open the case and to bring Rick behind bars. An every knock on the door can mean for our MC a warrant for his arrest.
Not the best conditions to run into trouble with LJPD.
It is why when a widow of Jim Colton, a cop of LJPD, contacts him to find the TRUTH about her husband's death, from whom she from whom she lived separated, his first reaction is to turn away and run.
Rick needs money and clients don’t stay in line for his services.
Something doesn’t seem right in this suicide’s theory that LJPD sticks with.
An ex SEAL who didn’t fear anything and cared about his family committed suicide knowing that his son would be the one who would find him?
A few months before two-years-clause for his life insurance would expire?
Jim Colton hung himself with a climber rope even if he never climbed, but had legally a whole arsenal of all possible weapons at home?
And where is his mobile phone that disappeared without a trace, and from that he made some calls shortly before he committed suicide, among others also to FBI?
So yes, Rick Chill will take the case and his instincts won’t disappoint him.
Of course I don’t have a weak spot for PIs like Rick because they are miserable and unsuccessful and need a lot of hugs to survive, but because they have principles, they are fair, loyal, honest and ready to risk their lives in the name of justice. They are just good guys that make our planet better. Even if sometimes they don’t get all respect and attention they deserve.
I really enjoyed this quick paced mystery and the characters. Alone the fact that I needed only 3 days for an over 400 pages-long novel speaks for itself, I’m normally not a slow readers, but unfortunately I don’t have too much times for reading currently.
I did not know that it was part of the series, but you can read it as a stand-alone.
If you can accept that some details from the previous life of our MC will be mentioned but won’t be explained completely, and you have just to believe that Rick tells truth.
I didn’t have any problem with it.
He is a wonderful strong (and sexy) character.
The writing is very good, solid and convincing. It looks like [a:Matt Coyle|1248617|Matt Coyle|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-632230dc9882b4352d753eedf9396530.png] (a new for me author) knows the genre pretty well and knows exactly how to delivers a thrilling plot, that will keep you on the edge of your seat up to the VERY END of the story. I mean, literally, at 99% I still was like this:
There is a romance in it, but I won't qualify it as a romance novel, it is in the first place a well-done mystery.**Copy provided by the Publischer via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**