Saturday, April 20, 2013
When private investigator Raja Williams receives a call from Clarice Hope, who insists that her husband Randy was murdered, he decides to fly out to California and take on the case. The police declared Randy's death an accident, but it doesn't take long for Raja to believe that he was indeed murdered. With help from his partner and hacker, Vinny, Raja works to uncover what really happened.
The Color of Greed by Jack Thompson is a fun mystery with an old-fashioned feel to it. It reminded me of the older private investigator shows, like Columbo or even Magnum P.I. Raja is an Oxford-educated, independently wealthy man, who uses his resources to help people like Clarice. He drives fancy cars and has his own plane. But he cares about people and wants to help them. He's a character you can care about.
The investigation into Randy's death kept my interest. There were several twists and turns, and plenty of action and political intrigue. The writing and dialog were well done, but I did get a little annoyed with some of the sayings that were repeated throughout ~ particularly by Vinny. Overall, it was a fun PI story and a quick read. I'll definitely look for future novels in this series.
My Rating: 4/5
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This review was written based on a copy of The Color of Greed that I received from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Posted by Julie at 9:31 PM