Then a client comes to McGill, the daughter of a former Chicago cop McGill knew but didn't like when he was a captain on the CPD. McGill's former colleague went to Paris to scatter the ashes of his late, French-born wife in the Seine. While tending to that solemn obligation, the former cop managed to get into a brawl with and kill France's national sports hero. The guy from Chicago claims he was only saving a blonde woman from being beaten by the Frenchman, as French law actually required him to do. Only problem is, the blonde has disappeared.
The former cop's daughter asks McGill to find the woman and save her father.
Beats glad-handing the locals in nearby London, he decides. He just has to wrap up the case in time to get to dinner with the president and the queen.
ForeWord Magazine called The President's Henchman "marvelously entertaining." Its sequel, The Hangman's Companion, is even more fun. With a French accent.
|Publisher:||Stray Dog Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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Joseph Flynn writes another excellent story, continuing the story of Jim McGill, The President's Henchman. McGill is set to go with his wife, US President Patricia Darden Grant, to a G8 summit in England. Leaving DC for England by way of France, he tries to uncover what really happened to Glen Kinnard, friend from McGill's police days. He's wound up in trouble with the French authorities because the star of the French soccer team has been found dead near Kinnard's unconscious body, even though he claims he was just helping the woman who was in a fight with the scooer player. President Darden Grant has her own myriad of issues to deal with in England while stateside, the cliffhanger that ended The President's Henchman is resolved. The book reads at a quick pace but it's easy to follow. It's also a great feeling to slip back into the lives of Jim, Sweetie, President Darden Grant, and the rest of the characters while they move through their next big adventure. I really hope Flynn continues with these characters!
Book Review Jim McGill, private investigator and husband to US President Patricia Darden Grant, is investigating a murder in Paris, while his associate, Margaret "Sweetie" Sweeney, is working back in Washington to solve the shooting injury of one of the President's secret service agents. The two plots are cleverly balanced and equally developed giving the reader two stories for the price of one. Intriguing details, geographic settings, and cultural and political associations are expertly woven to craft interesting layers around the evolving plots. All this steams it way to an ending that is not too quickly and tritely resolved but leaves the reader with enough pages to savor the successful resolution of both cases. The characters are thoroughly enjoyable-one would want them as friends-and leaves one hopefully anticipating another romp through the pages of a new book with more cases to investigate by Jim and Sweetie, and more political machinations to be cleverly executed by President "Patty" Grant. While the reader waits, he or she could always read Flynn's first book introducing these characters, The President's Henchman.