Icarus Ascending

Icarus Ascending

by Lee James

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LA Private Detectives: Book One

Kirk MacGregor loves to win—whether through his critically-acclaimed oil paintings or on the job as the resident detective of his father's prestigious law firm.

In the most perplexing investigation of his career, MacGregor searches for the truth behind the death of rock star Brent Hunter. But a phone call convinces Austin Hunter that his brother is alive and safe in a wilderness hideout. Or is it all an elaborate, deadly confidence game?

MacGregor's investigation takes him down a twisting trail of dead-end leads, lethal lies, and a string of homicides. Sparks crackle as Kirk and Austin take a wild ride into the underbelly of the City of Angels, where nothing ever seems too strange or horrendous. As the death count rises, MacGregor is running out of time in finding a cunning contract killer and the person who hired him.

Kirk MacGregor seldom loses. But there are dangers—and costs—in flying too close to the sun.

First edition published as "Errors and Omissions" by Dreamspinner Press, 2012.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634761901
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, LLC
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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Icarus Ascending 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Icarus Ascending, LA Private Detectives: Book One,  Lee James Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Mystery and Thrillers, erotica Well, I really struggled to get through this. The writing is good but I just couldn’t get on with the story or the characters. I liked Kirk, felt for him when he’d tried the be normal/be married thing. I felt for his ex wife too – it was clear they still had a deep love and respect for each other. Austin – well, I juts had in my head a Gay Austin Powers, he spoke just like that, very OTT all the while and yet somewhere underneath all the brashness and flirting  he seemed a decent and intelligent man. They seem to me the two main characters though there’s a myriad of others and I found that got very confusing. Then there’s the murders, the body count that stacks up, and for a supposed untouchable top assassin the guy messes up twice with Kirk and runs away... what? I know we’re supposed to be believing he’s reaching meltdown point and making mistakes, but I couldn’t see him just running off. I did have trouble placing who was who and how they fitted the story at times, and had to keep backtracking to remind myself what was happening and how, and who some people were as there were so many of them. I found I was guessing – very wrongly – at what had happened and who was behind the murders, but when all was revealed there was no way I could have guessed right given I only had part of the info and again it just didn’t seem all that plausible to me. I didn’t see where that person would have got the money or contacts to set up such a huge undertaking. As for the Brent issue, well, I didn’t expect that and TBH it didn’t feel right. Ditto the other person involved – I went with the version we were given as truth, to then find out that actually that didn’t happen that way...well...and to believe that none of the family realised this was a possibility? Surely they would have know all his family? Its tagged as erotica, but though there’s some sex in it I wouldn’t class it as erotic or erotica. Sadly a fail for me. Stars: Two. one that wasn’t for me. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers If you enjoyed my review I'd love it if you would please click “Like” and if you didn't I'd love to know why, so I can make future reviews more helpful.