Monday, July 19, 2010
Drink the Tea (Willis Gidney) by Thomas Kaufman
The best thing this PI-novel has going for it is the interesting background of the main protagonist. Not the usual ex-cop or soldier, Willis Gidney used to be a con-man and in Youth Centers where he learned to take of himself until he was adopted by a cop.
In this first outing he goes out to look for the missing daughter of a friend. Meanwhile he falls for a female computer nerd and every now and then has to show he's been made a tough guy in the Youth Centers. Actually, the main storyline isn't that exciting but the interesting background of Gidney makes it an enjoyable read.
If the next book gives us a more interesting investigation and a higher level of danger it will be a winner!