Shake Down is Book 1 in the three book Jack Davis Mysteries series. Jake Davis is a 50 year old FBI agent and team leader five years from retirement ..Show More »in Kansas City who has developed sporadic and debilitating full body tremors which cause him to be put on involuntary leave from his job. He is in the midst of a divorce after 24 years of marriage. His son was kidnapped and killed many years earlier and his problem child young adult daughter is dating a guy (an undercover FBI drug agent) her dad considers inappropriate. Davis is unwilling to stop independently investigating the major crime his team was working on when he was placed on leave. He is sort of dating Kate a divorced mother who is a jury consultant with expertise in micro facial expressions.
The paragraph above merely sets up the novel. The book is an excellent mystery/thriller. There are some unexpected twists and turns throughout the novel. Kevin Foley does a fine job of narration.
The Dead Man is Book 2 of Joel Goldman's Jack Davis series. It is an superb serial murder thriller with a surprise twist on the identity of the kille..Show More »r.
Jack Davis continues to have his severe whole body tremors that got him kicked out of the FBI. No physical cause has been found and the frequency and severity of the tremors get worse when he is under stress. He has a new partner in his efforts to track down the elusive serial killer.
As superb as The Dead Man is, the narration is even better. Kevin Foley gives each character, male and female, his/her own voice is many rapid fire verbal exchanges.
I like this novel and look forward to reading the third book in the series next.
Jack Davis is a man with problems! Both of his children have died violently. His ex-wife Joy is dying of cancer, she has moved back in and he is car..Show More »ing for her. His love interest has moved from Kansas City to San Diego. He has lost his job of 26 years with the FBI due to his health issue. His health issue, for which no cause has been found and no treatment available, is random, frequent, and debilitating whole body tremors which are like grand mal seizures.
At age 53 Jack has just formed an investigations agency with a female ex-cop 20 years his junior who cannot carry a gun because she is also an ex-felon who stole some diamonds at a crime scene.
This is the third and final novel in the superb Jack Davis series. Jack takes on his toughest case yet.
Most of the dialog in the novel is first person with each character speaking with little "he said" or "she said". Nick Foley, the narrator, handles all of the voices with incredible aplomb. Foley is very, very good.