Good Cop, Bad Cop
A prominent journalist has been found dead, a journalist investigating police corruption. I’m supposed to be working in my new P. I. firm, but the money’s not enough so I’m back consulting for the police as a telepath. Turns out this case is a doozy—the journalist was an addict, even worse than I was before I cleaned up my act. But he saved some kids from a sweatshop years ago, and then there’s this corruption thing he’s been looking into, which makes all the cops sweat.
The police’s Powers That Be would really, really like for the journalist’s death be an accident—the physical evidence even points in that direction. In Mindspace, however, it’s clearly murder. With increasing pressure on myself and Detective Freeman to drop this case, I’ll have to fight my way through to find the killer. And worse? If it’s one of the cops who did the killing, I don’t know if they’ll get justice, or I’ll get paid.
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How do you define “good” and “bad” when it comes to people? Good people do bad things and bad people do good things. Who gets respect and who doesn’t, and for what? These are the big questions Adam faces in Fluid. I have so missed Adam, Cherabino, and all the characters in the Mindspace Investigations series! It seems like a long ten months since Vacant. Isn’t that always the way with series you love? :) When we last left our beloved heroes (that’s a sign that spoilers are coming, btw), Adam and Cherabino were starting their own P.I. firm. Fluid shows us one of the early days of the firm, one where Adam and Cherabino are working separate cases. Adam’s case involves the death of a journalist who has been exposing corruption among the police. Problem is, the journalist is an alcoholic whose death appears to be the result of his drinking. Adam knows he was murdered, but has a hard time getting anyone to care too much about the death of an “alcoholic.” Being an addict himself, that leads Adam to wonder — does being an addict negate all the good you try to do? Can you be an addict and still be seen as a good person. Does being something good, like a cop, negate the bad things you do? And what if doing something bad ultimately leads to good? Where do you draw the line between good and bad when most people are a little of both? As thought-provoking as this story is, Adam and Cherabino don’t have much “screen” time together. That made me sad. BUT… rumor has it there may be a companion novella that describes what Cherabino is doing during the time Fluid is taking place. So I’ll be looking forward to that, as well as Book 5 when it comes out next year. Copy provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review courtesy of onebooktwo.com | one book, two reviews.
I'm so glad to be diving into Mindspace again. Adam and Cherabino are in a new place figuratively and literally. Relationships have changed for many of the characters. Adam and Isabella are definitely in a tough, awkward time of adjustment. At the end of the last book, things had taken a turn south. Cherabino is slow to forgive. Adam is working this one on his own, and has to find his own way with the department without Cherabino. It's interesting to see what he's learned from working with Cherabino. He's become more intent on achieving justice as well as resolving cases. Still, he doesn't always get what he wants. Adam continues to evolve. I still remember how he was in Clean. He lacked confidence, still felt the pull of his addiction, held on to a lot of resentment. Those things are still with him, but his successes have earned him some confidence and his weaknesses have less hold over him. These changes make these stories seem very real, very genuine. I'm watching characters - people - evolve and grow over time. And I definitely can't wait for more!