Publisher: Cedar Coast Press
Publication Date: July 16, 2012
Format: Kindle 690 KB | Paperback 310 pages
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Author's Goodreads Profile: M.D. Grayson
Synopsis from Goodreads:
My Thoughts...Danny Logan, Toni Blair, and the rest of the Logan PI crew are back in action. They're investigating the supposed suicide of a famous mathematician - a man who was on the brink of revealing a new set of encryption protocols that could rock the world. But if they're right - if it was murder, not suicide, then whoever did the killing must be highly skilled and highly motivated - exactly the type of someone who would not appreciate being investigated. And, if that someone had already killed once, they'd have no trouble killing again to prevent Logan from uncovering the truth.
This is the 2nd book in the Danny Logan Mystery series and I have enjoyed them both. You can read my review of the first one, Angel Dance, here. I actually enjoyed this one more than the first one. I felt like I knew the characters better and overall I liked the story line in this book better.
The story is pretty much your basic murder mystery with a twist. The twist being that while the police have ruled the murder a suicide the widow insists that he had everything to live for. Once she tells her story to Logan Investigations they are inclined to agree with her even though the evidence shows otherwise. They work as a team to try to discover the truth behind his death.
I said that Toni was my favorite character in the last book and she definitely still is. The tension between her and Danny is even more intense in this book. They have this unspoken pact that since they work together they will never be more than friends, but that is tested greatly in this book. It's clear that there is more there, on both side and it's something they won't be able to deny much longer.
This is another book that is just really well written and edited. The cover is a bit lackluster, but the story itself is a really good one. The murdered man in this one was a very bright mathematician who developed a device or code that can decrypt any secure passcodes. There is a lot of mathematical jargon in this book that undoubtedly took a lot of research on Mr. Grayson's part. It's a little overwhelming at times, but not so much that it take you out of the story.
Again, I love that this series is set in Seattle. I love how descriptive the settings are. This is a great detective novel full of great plot twist and turns. If you are a fan of this genre then you are sure to enjoy these Danny Logan Mysteries!
*Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.*