Shoot ‘Em Up
Shoot ‘Em Up by Janey Mack is the third book in a series. The main character, Maisie McGrane, has transitioned from being expelled from the police academy to working as a meter maid to undercover operative. She is now on assignment to gather inside information on gun running and drug smuggling operations that lead to Mexico and some very dangerous individuals. Her close-knit family purportedly is clueless, believing that she is working as an op-ed writer for a local Chicago newspaper. Considering half of her immediate family is on the Chicago police force and the other half are defense attorneys in a prominent Chicago law firm, the likelihood of none of them learning the truth is slim.
Readers who start with book three may have difficulty getting up to speed. Background development is sparse. However, the writing is crisp and loaded with zingy one-liners. If readers are anticipating a thriller in the vein of the Spenser series by Robert B. Parker, this is not it. Shoot ‘Em Up is strictly entertainment reading without a shred of reality.