Might have gotten a higher score but his ego gets a little irritating after a while, but I'd give it a 3.5 if I could. There were several plot lines ..Show More »in this book - who killed the kid who was investigating who the mummy was, who killed the mummy, who was stalking Knighthorse's girlfriend and who killed Knighthorse's mother. A lot to pack into a 4 1/2 hour listen with some romance tossed in, plus a kid's revenge against some bullies. It was very entertaining and it will be interesting to see what he does next in relation to his mother's killer.
Once past the first two or three chapters the Spenser clone aspect of the series faded a bit and more aspects of the character evolved. Jim is still t..Show More »he one woman man; Cindy (Susan.) The dog that sleeps in his bed; Junior (Pearl.) The homicide detective that he's tight with; Sanchez (Quirk or Belson.) However the character of Jack sets Knighthorse apart from not only Spenser, but from pretty much any of the fictional literary detectives. Jack is a man who may or not be god; dresses and smells like someone who sleeps in an alley or behind a dumpster. An agent named Atkins appears in Knighthorse's doorway. his star client Freddie Calgary died of an overdose in Sedona two years earlier. Things get complicated the next day Atkins is killed by a gunshot to the head. So Knighthorse heads for the red rocks of Sedona. Rather than spoil the second half of the book I'll just say that our boy Jim kicks ass, takes names and brings justice to a couple of not so nice thugs. An excellent escapist story and Knighthorse is an entertaining character.