Monday, September 26, 2016

The Raven (Coffey & Hill #2) by Mike Nappa

As part of his regular street performance, a deception specialist who goes by the name The Raven picks his audience's pockets while they watch. It's harmless fun--until he decides to keep the spare wallet a city councilman doesn't seem to miss, hoping for a few extra bucks. When he finds not money but compromising photos of the councilman and his "personal assistants," The Raven hatches a plan to blackmail the man. However, he quickly finds himself in over his head with the Ukrainian Mafia and mired in a life-threatening plot code-named, "Nevermore."
Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill must scramble to sort out the clues--and their complicated feelings for each other--to rescue The Raven and save hundreds of lives from a wildcard bent on revenge.
Mike Nappa snags readers from the first page of this fast-paced thriller--and he never lets go until the end.

Mike Nappa is an entertainment journalist, as well as a bestselling and award-winning author with more than one million books sold worldwide.
When he was a kid, the stories of Edgar Allan Poe scared him silly. Today he owns everything Poe ever wrote.
A former fiction acquisitions editor, Mike earned his MA in English literature and now writes full time.

My Review

As we reunite with Trudi Coffey and her x-husband Samuel Hill they are still together, but really apart. Trudi ends up rescuing The Raven who has gotten in way to deep at blackmailing a member of the Ukrainian Mafia, a magician who has picked the wrong pocket.
We also have Mamma Bliss, who is grieving beyond grief for her lost grandson, and wanting revenge, but who will or who has already paid? Of course, The Raven, in some ways reminds her of her lost loved one, and you see her take him under her wing.
As the events of this book unfold, you won’t know who will be still alive by the end, and for what? Yes, as always greed is involved, but this one also has a bit more, and I found myself quickly absorbed in finding out how this one is going to end, and yet in some ways I didn’t want to know.
This book is pure action; from one second to the next I was wondering who the good and bad guys were. Be ready to be on your toes, and now I can’t wait for the next book in this series.
I received this book through Revell Fiction, and was not required to give a positive review.

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