Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Mercy Kill (Mercy Gunderson) by Lori Armstrong
Mercy Gunderson is back! After the events of No Mercy she's trying to put her life in Dakota in order when an old friend from her military days shows up. He's trying to get people to back up Titan Oil, a company that wants to put a pipeline through Eagle River County. When he ends up being murdered Mercy sets out to investigate, clashing with her secret lover, the local sheriff. She even decideds to campaign for the position of sheriff, following in her dad's footsteps.
Mercy is a pretty tough chick, and she'll need to be because there's some very evil criminals involved.
Mercy is a great character, way tougher than girls like Warshawski or Milhone, wilder than even moste male characters and still with a soft side. The way she deals with her family and her military past is just as important as the crime stuff. Because Mercy is so hardboiled a character though it never gets too sappy or too much like chicklit.
Lori really outdoes herself this time with the army flashbacks which make you feel you're transported over to the battlefields along with Mercy.
More excellent stuff from an already excellent series.