Sunday, February 16, 2014
American Crow - Jack Lacey
American Crow is the first novel in the Missing Series. This book is 99 cents for the kindle. It was free when I downloaded it. This is a gritty detective story that ranges from England to Kentucky and back. Sibelius Blake is a private detective working out of London. Blake prefers the term tracer. His specialty is tracking down missing persons. Blake has suffered a devastating personal loss, but his boss has convinced him to take a job tracing a missing 18 year old British girl to America. Blake's learned that simple jobs are never as simple as they seem. The first trick is getting back into America. Then Blake will concentrate on finding the girl, and staying alive while he does it. This book has plenty of suspense, action, and more than enough dead bodies. This is an amazing story. The only downside is, even though they're Americans, some characters still use parochial British English, and when the author tries to add American idioms to the dialog, he misses by a mile. Still, very highly recommended.