Nashville has an abundance of two things, churches and strip joints, and it is the sweaty, sordid interior of one of the latter that private investigator Harry James Denton ends up in when he takes on the job of finding missing teenager Stacey Jameson. The Club Exotique certainly seems to be the right place to look, since Stacey’s lowlife boyfriend, known as Red Dog, works there, as does a particularly helpful stripper called Ginger. Harry’s girlfriend, Dr. Marsha Helms, can only put up with so much, though, and as Harry is drawn deeper into the hypnotic underworld of the sex industry, loyalties are sorely tested when devastating family secrets are laid bare.
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Mystery lover from waaaay back when.... Especially love those dark police/detective procedurals and the comic caper. I'm pretty tough as a reviewer. Writing must be smart and well-edited. Plots must be credible and a bit of twistiness and surprises are always welcome. Favorite authors [partial list]: Donald Westlake, Tana French, David Rosenfelt, Ruth Rendell, Ed McBain,
I have read other books in this series and enjoyed them. But , this one was very tedious. There was a LOT of repetition in the main character's thoughts about the events in the story. And, the setting (strip clubs) was not a pleasant environment. Everyone in the story seemed to be irritable, unhappy and whiney.
Pass on this one.
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