The Doomsday Brunette

The Doomsday Brunette

by John Zakour, Lawrence Ganem

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Zachary Nixon Johnson, the last private eye on Earth, is back in action in the second book in the Nuclear Bombshell series, and this time the mystery is four times more dangerous.

The wise-cracking PI and his AI super computer sidekick, HARV, are hired by Ona Thompson, one of four genetically-engineered super women known collectively as the Thompson Quads. Her sister has been murdered, and she needs Zach to locate the killer. The list of suspects is long—including a butler, security experts, a giant monkey—and the list of motives is even longer. Vengeance, envy, wealth, and fun could all be at play. And in true Zach Johnson fashion, it isn't long before his fedora’s filled to the brim with danger and destruction.

But the biggest question facing Zach is what happens if the real killer turns out to be his client…

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ISBN-13: 9781625670496
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 05/22/2018
Series: Nuclear Bombshell , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 721,800
File size: 734 KB

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Doomsday Brunette 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cahallmxj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Story:It was a dark and stormy night when the call came in at 3 am. That¿s what time the jobs come calling when you¿re the world¿s last private investigator by the name of Zach Johnson. What¿s not normal is the identity of the caller. Its Ona of the world famous biologically enhanced Thompson Quads (Ona, Twoa, Threa, and Foura) who wants to hire Zach to find out why and how her sister Foura was murdered while they where all in the same room for a reunion dinner. The problem is that just about everybody and their brother had a grudge with the sisters, including the sisters themselves. It doesn¿t take long for Zach to find out that while the sisters might have super powers they don¿t exactly have super personalities. It turns out each of the sisters had a pretty good reason to take each other out. Before their father died, he changed his will to leave all of his fortune to Ona, which made her sisters very unhappy. If sorting out the family feud wasn¿t enough Zach has to deal with the century old butler (it takes him 5 hours to set tea and 5 more to fix it, if it¿s set wrong), The overly protective security team (their twins, and their lasers are not set to stun) and the late professors first experiment, a addled but intelligent gorilla. It¿s going to take all of Zach¿s skill and all of HARV¿s (the super computer wired directly into his brain) wit for him to get to the bottom of this case. -------------I definitely liked this book. It has a nice pace and quite a few laugh out loud moments. The banter between Zach and HARV carry the book through a couple of dead spots and the supporting characters are memorable. I won¿t call the mystery a brain twister because it is not, but the ending does make up for it because it does have a twist. I would recommend this to anyone that likes mysteries set in the future with a bit of noir and humor mixed in. m.a.c
Shrike58 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the second of the Zachary Nixon Johnson novels, in which the last private investigator on Earth works to keep career, love life, and social contacts in order while in the process of saving the world. If you liked the first novel every thing you liked about it is here; the weird science, the worst aspects of contemporary American culture becoming the foundations of the future, the snarkiness, the crazed superwoman, etc. If anything I like this novel better than the first in the series, as with there being less need to explain this universe the plot zips along even more swiftly.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Earth's last private detective, Zachary Nixon Johnson, has a new client and a tough case. Contacted by Ona, the oldest of the genetically-identically-engineered, fabulously wealthy Thompson super quadruplets, Zach's task is to prove Ona is innocent of murder. It's an (almost) classic locked room mystery - Foura, the youngest Thompson quad, is dead. The suspects: her three sisters, a brilliant gorilla, the butler - of course - and the identical twin cousins (don't ask) who serve as security experts. They all have motive, means, and opportunity. Of course, there's also the small matter of a doomsday device and some aliens who might destroy the world.... Classic detective schtick with a futuristic twist. Frivolous and fun, with lots of can-you-spot'em references to print, film & TV of the good old twentieth century.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was amazingly funny. Humor and good writing oozed from the very pages. I'm still currently trying to find the other books from these Dynamic Duo authors.