Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Review

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Fuzzy Navel
J.A. Konrath
Hyperion
978-1-4013-0280-1

Jack is back...in probably the scariest book in the Jack Daniels series so far.

Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels and her partner are covering the case of vigilante snipers who off sex offenders when Jack gets a call regarding the death of one of the most dangerous people she's ever arrested. She's beyond relieved, but her relief is short-lived when she finds out that Alex Kork is in fact alive and well and holding two of Jack's loved ones hostage in the home Jack shares with her mother.

As if that isn't bad enough, the snipers manage to trail Jack to her home and are just as determined to kill the cop and her family as Alex is.

Taking place over eight hours, the writing is fast-paced, the plot tight. The characters are as fresh as the first Jack Daniels mystery, the dialogue sharp and funny.

Konrath's blend of fear and humor is a perfect concoction. Highly recommended.

The series in order: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini and now Fuzzy Navel.

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