Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Liquid Smoke (Noah Braddock) by Jeff Shelby
We had to wait a long time for surfer PI Noah Braddock to return but finally he's here...
When a lawyer contacts Braddock to take on a deathrow case it turns out the man in jail is Braddock's long-lost dad. At first he's reluctant to investigate, but when people start dying he's compelled to get to the bottom of the case.
Slowly we follow Braddock's descent further and further into darkness. I don't want to give away too much but Braddock out-Hammers Mike Hammer in this one.
There's some light moments of humor, but especially the last part of the book is very dark. It even seems unlikely Braddock will return, which would be a shame, because I really enjoy his adventures.