Saturday, July 30, 2016


Author:  P. J. Tracy
Genre:  Mystery, Monkeewrench Series #7
Published:  2016
Personal Rating:  3.75/5 (good +)
Format:  eBook
Yearly Count:  45

From First to Read:
The peaceful Christmas season in Minneapolis is shattered when two friends, Chuck Spencer and Wally Luntz, scheduled to meet in person for the first time, are murdered on the same night, two hours and several miles apart, dramatically concluding winter vacation for homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth.

An hour north of Minneapolis, Lydia Ascher comes home to find two dead men in her basement. When Leo and Gino discover her connection to their current cases, they suspect that she is a target, too. The same day, an elderly, terminally ill man is kidnapped from his home, an Alzheimer’s patient goes missing from his care facility, and a baffling link among all the crimes emerges.

This series of inexplicable events sends the detectives sixty years into the past to search for answers—and straight to Grace MacBride’s Monkeewrench, a group of eccentric computer geniuses who devote their time and resources to helping the cops solve the unsolvable. What they find is an unimaginable horror—a dormant Armageddon that might be activated at any moment unless Grace and her partners Annie, Roadrunner, and Harley Davidson, along with Leo and Gino, can find a way to stop it.

This was a welcomed visit with the Monkeewrench gang that went by quickly.  It had all the characters in it, but I still wanted more interaction between them.  The actual plot had a moment or two of confusion, and in general, was just okay.  However, I felt very comfortable being back with the gang and was happy to pick it up every day.

Thoughts of Joy
My thanks go to Putnam and First to Read for providing me with this eGalley.


  1. I think I'd like that series!

    1. Bermudaonion ~ It's a good one! :)

  2. I can't wait to read this one! It's been far too long between books for this writing duo!

    1. Les ~ Hope you get to soon! :)


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