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Cold Kill: Monkeewrench Book 7 by P. J. Tracy

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List Price: £7.99

 

Paperback: 400 Pages.

Published: 17 November 2016 by Penguin

ISBN: 1405917466

EAN: 9781405917469

Two dead bodies.

On a cold winter's night in Minneapolis, two friends are brutally murdered on opposite sides of the city. It's clear to homicide detectives Gino and Magozzi that the men were targets - but why?

A decades-old conspiracy.

As Gino and Magozzi begin to uncover evidence, the clues rapidly start to disappear. Lost websites and missing CCTV footage lead them once more to Grace MacBride and her eccentric team of computer analysts - the only ones who can help.

A deadly attack that could bring a city to its knees.

But as more bodies appear, the team begin to realize that this isn't fresh blood - this is a case that stretches back sixty years. And something that has been lying dormant is now awakening.

As Gino and Magozzi race to find answers, they slowly uncover an unimaginable horror: one that they must stop if any of them are to get out alive .

Reviews

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

A murder with deep roots

The authors return to the same characters for their seventh outing and it is very enjoyable to meet with them again. If you read the series from the beginning, and I encourage you to do so, you will see that the characters have changed and developed, especially the central couple of Grace and Magozzi. This book includes Magozzi's partner Gino and Grace's colleagues in Monkeewrench as the computer experts assist the police to find out what has happened when two old men are found dead in the same evening.

The story actually starts with an amazing coincidence which connects the two murders and links them back to events in the Cold War. The book humanises its victims well and the unravelling of the mystery is enjoyable to follow especially with the interaction of the characters and the resulting banter. I didn't find the resolution to the mystery particularly convincing and I thought that the ending of the book was a bit rushed but I forgave that because of the overall enjoyability of the story and the page turning way in which it was written.

A good book in an excellent series. I received an advance copy from the publishers via NetGalley

 
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