Light it Up

Light it UpLight It Up by Nick Petrie
Series: Peter Ash #3
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on January 16th 2018
Pages: 400
Format: arc_pdf
Genres: Adventure, Fiction, Mystery
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three-half-stars


Synopsis


In the newest action-packed thriller starring war veteran Peter Ash, a well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye.

Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry's son-in-law and the company's operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry's daughter and her company vulnerable.

Then, when Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he's guarding comes under attack from hijackers and he narrowly escapes with his life. As the incidents mount, he has to wonder: for criminals as sophisticated as these, is this money really worth the risk? And if not, what about his cargo is worth more?

My thoughts on this book

Peter Ash in this third book of the series once again seems to have gotten himself mixed up with some bad hombres while trying to help a friend. The story was clever and original but there was just a little too much violence for my taste. This is an action packed story with Peter fighting for his and his friends lives every moment. While I enjoyed the second book, this book left me cold. The story was good and well plotted and will have an appeal to many readers.

The Trapped Girl

The Trapped GirlThe Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni
Published by Thomas & Mercer on January 24th 2017
Pages: 378
Format: arc_pdf
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four-stars


Synopsis


When a woman’s body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD’s Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?
After evidence surfaces that their Jane Doe may be a woman who suspiciously disappeared months earlier, Tracy is once again haunted by the memory of her sister’s unsolved murder. Dredging up details from the woman’s past leads to conflicting clues that only seem to muddy the investigation. As Tracy begins to uncover a twisted tale of brutal betrayal and desperate greed, she’ll find herself risking everything to confront a killer who won’t go down without a deadly fight. Once again, New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni delivers a taut, riveting thriller in the fourth installment of his acclaimed Tracy Crosswhite series.

My thoughts on this book

I have just recently found Robert Dugoni’s Tracy Whitecross series. The Trapped Girl is a great addition to the series which is shaping up to be on par with C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett series.

A teenager finds a body in his illegally placed crabbing pot in Puget Sound. Identification of the women’s body lead Whitecross and her Seattle homicide squad on search for the true identity of the woman, with lots of twists and turns. This is a well crafted, tightly woven plot. One of the best things about the book is the clues are all there for you to solve the crime with Whitecross.

Thank you NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for the opportunity to review this book.