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Action Packed Throughout
on 26 May 2014
Welcome to Bangkok and meet Mason, ex-soldier and now private investigator, and Dixie, his transgender and more than capable assistant. This is the first book in a new series and if this is anything to go by any new stories should be action packed from beginning to end.
After witnessing a man kicked to death outside a nightclub Mason is surprised to find that the owner of the club and one of his henchmen are calling on him for his help. Apparently one of the staff has gone missing and taken with her a hard drive that contains details of the club’s tax fiddles. Paid to find the girl and the hard drive Mason is in for another surprise, he is friends with the woman who has disappeared.
As Mason with Dixie proceed with their investigation they find that things may not be all that they seem, especially as Bangkok is well known to all for a certain ‘entertainment’ that it offers. Playing a game of cat and mouse with their employers on the case they soon find that this investigation is messy and could bring down well known people in a foreign country.
This is action packed from beginning to end, but as this is the first in a series it does stray into past incidents at times so that you have some kind of back story to the main characters, which you would expect, but the thing that does grate in a couple of places is that you do think that things are a bit too easy for Mason and Dixie with regards to finding out things. But on the whole you just find yourself going with the pace, and indeed this harkens back to the good old days when pulp crime was tops. This would actually make a good action film, especially with Bangkok as the background throughout this story.
I was kindly provided with a review copy of this from the publisher via NetGalley.