15 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Dirty Martini (Jack Daniels #4) by JA Konrath

I love it when a book comes together and this one comes together beautifully. Not only does the author manage to move the book forward as far as the character’s personal lives, but nothing is lost in the crime story side either.

I will say that some of it was a little over-the-top as far as suspension of belief, but nothing overly hideous. I did find this one a little less gross than book number three, but I have a pretty high threshold for gross-out-ed-ness.

The writing is, as with all of Konrath’s books I’ve read thus far, fabulous. The words flow easily off of the page and it holds you captive in the story. A great easy read perfect for the beach or airplane or anywhere really 🙂

Recommended series for those who enjoy Stephanie Plum but get a little annoyed with the “silliness”. I always describe these as Stephanie Plum meets the early James Patterson stuff. Enjoy!

Homicide Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels is in some serious trouble. Her boyfriend wants to get married. Her partner wants to transfer to another department. Her dead father may not be dead after all. And a brilliant sociopath known as the Chemist is poisoning Chicago’s food supply, killing hundreds of people.

Jack is put in charge of the case. But how do you catch someone who is always in disguise, who ingeniously spreads toxins in restaurants, grocery stores, and fast-food places without leaving any clues?

Time is running out. The Chemist has something big planned – something really big – and Jack has to push herself to the limits of her capabilities, or else everyone she knows and everything she holds dear will be destroyed.

In Dirty Martini, Jack faces her toughest adversary yet: a sicko who wants to murder an entire city. Can she catch him – and decide whether to accept boyfriend Latham’s surprise proposal – without destroying both her reputation and her sanity?

Rating: ★★★★☆

Book count for 2010: 67

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