Kick off your shoes, pour yourself a glass of something good and open the page on your next great adventure. The Killer Coin is a nimble little mystery featuring sights and sounds from New Orleans to the Pacific Northwest. This road-trip adventure features a new and unique Vietnamese investigator, Killing Fields survivor, and now Air Force sergeant, Jack Vu. His eyes have witnessed every horror imaginable, making him a cool-headed investigator for the average murder.
But what Jack encounters on this investigation is unique – he is chasing another soldier of war, Jim Lyman, who is listed as MIA, but whose thumbprint appears on a gold coin, embedded in the slender neck of a burned female corpse.This thumbprint peels back the veneer on a tangle of intrigue and deception that threatens to destroy military investigator Jack Vu’s sense of order and his career.
As his hunt for the killer unravels, Vu ricochets from the Big Easy to the cool, mysterious waters of the Pacific Northwest. Along the road, he encounters unlikely allies and unforeseen enemies. The chase heats up when reinforcements appear in the form of cantankerous swamp rats, intrepid bush pilots and more than a few shots of bourbon. Love, betrayal, honor and a final sense of justice play out as this case crashes on the mossy rocks.This first in the Jack Vu series sets the tone for the next three books, Wolf’s Remedy, Snip and Riff Raff,, which reunites Jack with his original fugitive, now soldiering on in Costa Rica.
I was disappointed in the first fifteen minutes but decide to ride it out and maybe get something out of it. Throw it out when I got to the part when the main character is disgusted by everyone else seeing sex in everything. Titer titer fifth graders. This after he had just awoken from a wet dream. Too bad the author didn't share his characters ideals.
I don't usually ask for my money/credits back but I am going to with this one all slut and no substance. Right now there is a trend about Mico Genres. This book is labeled as Mystery & Thriller > Modern Detective it should be labeled Men's Magazine. It is OK if you like and want that, go for it, but those that don't, feel like they were suckered.
Sex is OK if it adds to the story, not if it IS the story. I don't know if this is a good book or not it is buried.
AUDIBLE labeling Adult Contents isn't going to do it, but three X's might.