Border Field Blues
Tire tracks lead through a protected wildlife area near a beach on the California and Mexico border. Private investigator and moonlighting guitarist, Rolly Waters, is hired to investigate the scene and find out who was driving through a wildlife preserve in the middle of the night. Little does he know that this simple investigation will lead him into a bizarre case involving illegal aliens, human trafficking, and an adversary that might just take his life.
This and more awaits the reader in Corey Lynn Fayman’s Border Field Blues. A rollicking and fast-paced crime novel, it has a nice pacing and a case that, although confusing at first, unfolds before the reader in a creative and unique plot. The characters are colorful (as is the dialogue at times, so those of you sensitive to profanity might be turned off), and they stand out against the sandy and deserted surroundings of a border town. Rolly himself is a brash and enjoyably flawed character battling the demons from his past while struggling to solve a case that is baffling at times.
The only complaint with this novel would be that after the case closes there are quite a few loose ends, although one can argue that this mimics real life in which not every case is wrapped up with a neat little bow. There are also a few editing problems that can be distracting at times, but overall, the integrity of the story remains intact. This book is a nice fast read and entertaining both in style and content, making it a book worth picking up for a fun summer read.
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller