Saturday, January 27, 2018

Miami Burn (Titus) by John D. Patten

Former detective Titus (no first name in a clear homage to Spenser) is in Miami to avenge his lover, meanwhile working in a bar. Asked by the wife of a politician to find her missing daughter he gets involved with some other missing person cases and clashes with a dangerous hitman. There's also some romance when he falls for a beautiful and tough cop.
This could be a Men's Adventure paperback the way Titus violently face off against foes and beds beautiful women. But there's also a deceptively good mystery story with a lot of twists and Lew Archer like family secrets.
Folks who want Spenser to be more hardboiled or fans of Lee Child will enjoy this one. I pretty much did.

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