Saturday, July 10, 2010
Damaged Goods (Jack McMorrow) by Gerry Boyle
Hardnosed reporter Jack McMorrow is back!
His wife, a social worker, is threatened by a Satanist whose children she wants to take away. There's also a callgirl who has some dark secrets and is the subject of one of Jack's articles, much to his wife's dismay.
The beauty of this novel is the fact Jack is a married man with a kid, making him a very ''real'' kind of character and a nice departure from the standard lone wolf type of detectives. Not that he's not hardboiled. He's willing to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe.
The writing is very nice and direct, more or less in the Robert B. Parker style, making it a fast and easy read. I'm looking forward to Jack's return!