Thursday, December 1, 2016

Coffey & Hill #2

The Raven (Coffey & Hill #2) 

 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.

Published September 6th 2016
 by Fleming H. Revell Company  

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Meet the Author:

Mike NappaMike Nappa is an
entertainment journalist at, 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.

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Here I opened wide the door;-
Darkness there and nothing more. 
~Edgar Allan Poe,
in "The Raven"

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Poe so when I saw the title of Mike Nappa's first book Annabel Lee I was intrigued to say the least.  Of course when I read it I was immediately hooked on this series.  
This book is the second installment in the Coffey &Hill series, but this is a stand alone story.  
I was immediately swept to Atlanta, Georgia where I immediately was swept into this intriguing thriller.  The Raven is a street performer who considers himself somewhat of a magician which generally acts as a cover for pick pocketing from his audience.  Unfortunately the latest pocket he picked was non other that a local councilman with aspirations of a political run for mayor who has ties to the seedy underground of gangs, violence and drugs.  Trudi Coffey, private investigator, is hired to find The Raven and some expensive jewels that he recently obtained during a show.  What she finds is The Raven being roughed by some unknown enforcers, but when The Raven shows up unexpectedly at her office she finds herself intrigued by him.  Roomers on the street is that "Nevermore" is happening soon and Samuel Hill is determined to uncover it's exact meaning. Suddenly Trudi and Samuel are chasing clues and  finding things more complicated than they ever imagined.
This is a fast paced thriller.  We find complex characters that are engaging and well integrated into the story.  There are unexpected twists and turns that kept me glued to the pages until I turned the last one.    This story took me on a spine tingling adventure laced with lots of suspense and mystery. 
This is a good book for anyone who loves suspense. 
I received this book from the publisher as part of their book bloggers program.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

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