Working off back rent for a notorious gangster isn’t the safest of jobs on a good day, but when the other workers start turning up dead, Garrett finds himself elbow deep in a mystery that could spell a quick end to his short P.I. career.
My favorite aspect of this book is the author’s exquisite descriptions of the action and landscapes of the story. His ability in crafting descriptive, but not boring, prose is a gift that he displays in this book and is the mark of a true storyteller. I was able to vividly conjure up images of the characters and setting in a way that added to the intrigue and engagement I felt while reading. Mr. Reed also did a fine job of weaving together several equally-fascinating story lines into a tale that is rich, humorous and a delight to read.
Though full of whimsy and fantastical enough to capture the hearts of any younger reader, the humor and politics that are silver linings to this tale will be best received by adult readers.
For the fast-paced, engaging plot and the cross-genre appeal of this unique story, I give this book a much-deserved 5 stars. Mr. Reed, please let us hear from your pen again soon."