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Cole McGinnis Mystery
Cole McGinnis Mystery
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- Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook *Release Date:06-19-14
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
- Buy links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon Audio | Audible | iTunes
- For ex-cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis, each day brings a new challenge. Too bad most of them involve pain and death. Claudia, his office manager and surrogate mother, is still recovering from a gunshot, and Cole’s closeted boyfriend, Kim Jae-Min, suddenly finds his teenaged sister dumped in his lap. Meanwhile, Cole has his own sibling problems—most notably, a mysterious half brother from Japan whom his older brother, Mike, is determined they welcome with open arms.
As if his own personal dramas weren’t enough, Cole is approached by Madame Sun, a fortune-teller whose clients have been dying at an alarming rate. Convinced someone is after her customers, she wants the matter investigated, but the police think she’s imagining things. Hoping to put Sun’s mind at ease, Cole takes the case and finds himself plunged into a Gordian knot of lies and betrayal where no one is who they are supposed to be and Death seems to be the only card in Madame Sun’s deck.
- Tams gives this one 5 Stars...
- Can you say shit storm? Clusterfuck? The world’s largest magnet for trouble? Allow me to introduce you to Cole McGinnis. This PI has a pinchet for danger and a good day for him, well that would be one where he wasn’t shot at, or no one died. While Cole spends his days trying to solve the cases that land on his desk and stay out of trouble, he spends the rest of his time trying to convince his closeted boyfriend Jae-Min that he loves him and keep Jae out of harm’s way as well. It would probably be easier to lasso a feral cat!
Cole’s most recent case is for one Madame Sun, a fortune teller whose clients are dropping like flies. While Cole weaves his way in and out of imminent danger, tries to get Jae to stand still long enough for a sloppy wet kiss and attempts to keep his partner and best friend Bobby off of his newly acquired little brother, he has to deal with a killer that has no problem what so ever taking out a child in order to prove a point. Cole may have bitten off more than even he can chew with this one.
Every instalment in this series gets more intense and gritty, for lack of a better word, dirty. The attention to detail is so precise, some little crumb that fell five minutes into the book becomes a monstrosity toward the end and will just throw you for a loop. The action and suspense is literally nonstop from start to finish, and the body count is insane. Any book by Rhys Ford is going to be good, but with this series in particular I find myself losing time I get so engrossed in the story.
The characters are so perfectly flawed with monsters, murderers and generally psychotic killers blending into the line up like flowers on wall paper. The attention to detail within the storylines adds depth and the way Ford can spin a tale, keep you guessing until the last second is so intense, I almost feel drained after listening to one of her books. Almost like coming down off a high, or a good drunk!
Ford has been paired with some amazing narrators for her stories as well, this series is helmed by the wondrous talents of Greg Tremblay. Steeped in Asian culture and personalities, Tremblay nails every subtle nuance and inflection right down to the unique tone of Jae-Min. His voice for Cole is slightly monotone, but it’s so perfectly Cole that I want to chuckle. When you get to hear the most noticeable strain or emotion in either of them is when they are together, or when Cole is worrying about Jae-Min. And I love that, that Tremblay can really nail the intense emotions these two share only with each other. There is a scene toward the end of the book, Christ almighty, I’m a straight woman and that scene made MY toes curl!
This is a must read for folks that love a good mystery, crime dramas, murder, mayhem, a sexy PI that attracts trouble like dryer sheet attracts lint, and an edgy Asian man that is afraid to sit still for more than five minutes, because in that five minutes he will have to admit to himself that he’s fallen in love with said sexy PI.
- Cat gives this one 5 Purrs and 5 Meows heat index...
- Cole is hired to investigate the murders of a fortune tellers clients. There are lots of twists and revelations. On the relationship front Jae-Min's sister shows up and Cole accidentally outs Jae-Min causing lots of upheaval in their relationship. And then we have a new character. A brother Cole didn't know he had and isn't ready to acknowledge. But Ichy has other plans.
As usual I loved the story as you see it has mystery/suspense, drama, angst, romance and lots of hot man-sex.
Greg Tremblay's performance is utter perfection. He is so good he can even make the female voices interesting, believable and not sound silly. He is utterly amazing. There is a surprise at the end that made me scream out loud so I have to say this story really evokes emotions
I highly recommend this book of you like mystery, suspense, drama, angst, a touch of humor and lots of hot man- sex.