I received a free copy of A SUDDEN DEATH IN CYPRUS (David Mitre Thriller Book 1) by Michael Grant in exchange for an honest review. David Mitre is a fortyish author of crime novels; he is also a retired burglar, con artist, jewel thief, and fugitive from American justice. One day, he’s hanging out at a beach-side bar in Cyprus, avoiding writing, when he witnesses a gruesome murder performed in the open daylight. As he’s the only one to notice, he makes a quick escape because he does not want to get involved. When David is subsequently approached about the matter by a police detective, David begins to implement some plans to earn him some good will from the local community. However, when FBI agents arrive at his doorstep, he becomes irretrievably involved in the investigation. His investigation leads him to some dark discoveries; there’s more at stake than just finding one murderer.
I liked it. David has a pretty good grasp on the fact he is not a good person, but he has a sense of humor about it. I didn’t always like David, but I liked him better when he was making fun of himself. I would definitely read another novel in the series.