And a by-the-book cop just trying to do her job in the middle of it all.
To solve the murder of a movie star just weeks before the Academy Awards, Detective Frankie Ryan has to navigate through a web of Hollywood secrets and political landmines, not to mention the "old boys club" in her own police department. The presence of a new designer drug and the deaths it is tallying up threaten to hinder her investigation and leave her without a suspect-and maybe out of a job. Even with the aid of psychic reporter Josh Harrell, there is more confusion around every corner. Trusted friends will turn on her, leaving her unsure who to believe and who might be in on the murder and conspiracy.
Can Frankie discover the killer before it is too late?
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Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books! This was a good read but… This story was written well, provided a great plot, included several plot twists, and had great detail. The main characters were likeable, the bad guys were just as they should be, despicable, and the story line was well followed. There were quite a few names to keep up with while reading and unless you got a good feel for each character by name, it was easy to get lost. This story provided a great suspenseful feeling and didn’t allow you the ability to guess easily who the mastermind behind each death was. There was a great little “ahha” moment when the title clicked and it all made sense. All these things kept my attention and kept me reading. Sadly, there was one pretty big deal left out of the blurb and that was the author was going to include current times political jabs and name calling at a certain political supporter side. It doesn’t matter to me which side of the political scene is being attacked, in my opinion, the very idea the author thought it would be a good idea to reference current political events was in poor taste. He used current events and/or political stances (somewhat) and placed them into the story and took that opportunity to take jabs at one side’s supporters. I understand that the story involves politics, and it would have been very easy to make up names, but that was not done. I think in doing this, the author is alienating a huge supporter circle that just want to read and submerse themselves into a story that takes them away from current events. Those very comments, while small, but very snide ones, definitely lost me as a reader of his. It was due to the nature of these comments, again it doesn’t matter which side of the fence they would have been on, I will not and cannot recommend this story to you. * A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
Detective Frankie Ryan has been assigned to the death of Rex Gordon, actor. The question is if he died of natural causes. With the help of psychic reporter, Josh, Frankie is on the hunt for a new drug called Ruby Red. But this is not going to be an easy search since both Frankie and Josh has to drudge through the mire of Hollywood. There is a killer on the prowl and Frankie and Josh have just put themselves in his sights. Will they find the killer before they end up his net victim? Hollywood is never easy to navigate but when you have a killer targeting famous people it becomes even worse. All the dirty deals and agendas make finding the truth that much harder. Thankfully Frankie has Josh to help her out since it’s not just the killer that she has to watch out for. There are those in the police that are trying to stop her too. This is a great thriller with a touch of psychic interaction. I felt for Frankie has she is fighting for a place in a Man’s World and fighting with her own issues. I eagerly read trying to figure out the why of the story and was pleased with the ending. I will be checking out other books in this series. I received Death and Donuts from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.