Monday, November 03, 2008


Author:  Sean Chercover
Genre:  Crime Novel
Published:  2007
Personal Rating:  4/5
Yearly Count:  140

Once a Chicago reporter, now a private investigator, Ray Dudgeon is hired to protect a Hollywood manager, Bob Loniski, from the bad guys.  The real B-A-D bad guys.  The guys that are part of Chicago's organized crime, type of bad guys, and all because Bob saw something he shouldn't have.  Ray discovers a whole boat load of trouble as he gets in-between the two.

This was a very good debut and well-deserving of the Shamus Award that Chercover recently won for the Best PI First Novel.  The main character, Ray, is a tough character, yet with a soft side, too.  His sense of humor was appealing to me and his two buddies added some depth.  I ended up getting somewhat tired of people teaching each other lessons, but overall a very good suspenseful read - well done.  The second in the series Trigger City just came out last month (October, 2008).


  1. I've gotten so many good recommendations from you for mystery series. And I'm so far behind.

  2. Framed ~ I've read a lot of new-to-me series this year, but I don't think I'll ever catch up. :)

  3. Hmmm - looks promising

  4. Suzi ~ I passed it on to my husband because I knew he'd like it even more than I did - and he did! :) I plan to read the second one in early 2009, so that I can keep up with this series. I think, you'd think, it was a worthy read.


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