The award-winning diva, C, has got a big problem: someone wants her dead. A team of mercenaries attempts to gun her down in Kuala Lumpur. Lucky for her, Lowcountry Private Investigator, Blu Carraway, is already on the job there for a different client.
Double-lucky for C, they make their move when she’s chit-chatting with him in a bar. Unlucky for the mercenaries, four of them end up dead.
The hunt is on now for the mega-pop star. Where does she go to hide out? The sleepy islands around Charleston, South Carolina—Blu’s backyard. He’s already proven himself once, so C hires the Blu Carraway Investigation Agency to protect her for real.
The job takes Blu halfway around the world and several cities in between. The search for the truth reveals what could drive a person to want someone else dead.
And Blu Carraway ends up right in the way.
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CAUGHT UP IN IT by David Burnsworth | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.
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Dollycas’s Thoughts Private Investigator Blu Carraway is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia protecting pop star “C” from an unknown element who wants her dead. Believing she is being watched by another team Blu is taking some downtime in a local bar. Then C walks in and soon the bad guys follow. Blu takes control and leaves four bodies behind. He returns home to the Lowcountry and is surprised when the diva shows up on his turf begging him to protect her again. He takes her on with some rules of his own. Before long he is using all his resources to keep her safe. Over the course of just a few days, chaos ensues. Blu starts to question who he can trust. He and his team travel hither and yon trying to ascertain who is behind the hit put out on C. Amidst all the action Blu is also dealing with a very sick horse. When I pick up a David Burnsworth novel I know I am in for non-stop action and more than a few dead bodies. This series was originally was a spin-off of the author’s other series, but by the end of this story the two series are now completely blended together. This made me very happy because Brack from the Heat Series and Blu from this series are both such strong characters working around and out of Charleston, South Carolina and I had no idea how the author could keep both series going. Brack and Blu have worked together and characters from the other series have crossed over to this one. Bringing Blu, Brack, Crome, and the ladies in their lives together makes perfect sense and makes this series so strong and compelling. These characters are so well written, they are intriguing and we learn more about them throughout the story and in each new book. Readers can see their growth and witness their life’s journeys. The dialogue is fantastic and realistic for people who have known each other for a long time and who have seen what they have seen. The relationships are strong and understanding. They are not just teammates, they are friends and they care about each other. The accepted their client into their fold and went to extreme lengths to keep her safe at their own peril and I would expect no less from the characters we have come to know over the course of these stories. Mr. Burnsworth also knows how to set a scene. His island home, complete with his herd of wild horses and swarms of mosquitos, along with every location his characters travel is vividly described. His words take readers right there on the front lines of the mayhem that seems to follow Blu and his team everywhere they go. Fast-paced, action, suspense, and drama. Burnsworth keeps the reader’s eyes glued to the pages hardly giving us time to come up for air. I loved it. While the story reached a great ending I was sorry to see the book come to an end. These characters really grab ahold, it’s hard to let them go.
This book has it all. Guns, ammo, explosions, drugs. Shootouts, kidnapping and fast cars. And Blu thought it was just going to be a simple security detail. Why is the mob involved? Blu and Crome really are in the midst of a boiling cauldron of trouble. And all along there’s the undercurrent. Will Crome once again disappear at the conclusion of the case? For a year or three or even forever? I didn’t want this book to end even though I was just a little irritated with those two men. They were vaping all over the place like a couple of wimps. If they wanted to quit smoking, why didn’t they just use nicotine patches and get on with it? I’m looking forward to the next book, but by then I’m hoping these guys have kicked their vaping addiction ***Book provided without charge by PICT.*** Submitted by sunny island breezes
In Caught Up In It, the third book in the Blu Carraway Mystery Series, author David Burnsworth transports the reader back to the sultry lowcountry setting of Charleston, SC for another intriguing Blu Carraway Southern noir mystery adventure! A year has passed since Blu Carraway and best friend/business partner Mick Crome's last investigative case. But all hell breaks loose when Blu saves twenty-seven year old diva mega pop star "C" (Ariel) from a contract hit while working a private security detail in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. C shows up at Blu's island home and wants him to manage her security detail permanently, but first Blu and Mick have to find out who has contracted the mob hit on C and why before she ends up dead! From Charleston to Hollywood to Las Vegas, Blu, Mick and the rest of their team are determined to keep Ariel "C" safe while they engage in a dangerous game of cat and mouse on multiple fronts that involves murder, mayhem, and one colicky wild island horse! Author David Burnsworth weaves a fast-paced and suspenseful tale that catches the reader up on what Blu, Mick, and the rest of the crew have been up to since book two, while engaging them to follow Blu and Mick's latest investigative journey as it takes them all over Charleston and other locales in search of the people who want to kill Ariel. The reader is easily drawn into this well-written story with its richly descriptive plot and setting, it is filled with enough action and unsuspecting twists and turns that definitely takes the reader on one hell of a thrilling roller coaster ride. As a fan of Southern fiction, I loved the richly descriptive Charleston setting, Blu's barrier lowcountry home on Carraway Island and his lovable wild herd of Carolina Marsh Tacky horses, and the surrounding picturesque lowcountry SC areas. With an intriguing cast of characters; witty dialogue and dramatic interactions; the author masterly weaves one hell of an explosive mystery series, where Blu, Mick, and their team embark on dangerous investigative adventures that are definitely a pure adrenaline rush! Caught Up In It is an intriguing tale that has the true essence of a classic Southern noir mystery that will leave the reader wanting more!