The peaceful Christmas season in Minneapolis is shattered when two friends, scheduled to meet in person for the first time, are murdered on the same night, two hours and several miles apart, dramatically concluding winter vacation for homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth.
An hour north of Minneapolis, Lydia Ascher comes home to find two dead men in her basement. When Leo and Gino discover her connection to their current cases, they suspect that she is a target, too. The same day, an elderly, terminally ill man is kidnapped from his home, an Alzheimer’s patient goes missing from his care facility, and a baffling link among all the crimes emerges.
This series of inexplicable events sends the detectives sixty years into the past to search for answers – and straight to Grace MacBride’s Monkeewrench, a group of eccentric computer geniuses who devote their time and resources to helping the cops solve the unsolvable. What they find is an unimaginable horror – a dormant Armageddon that might be activated at any moment unless Grace and her partners Annie, Roadrunner, and Harley Davidson, along with Leo and Gino, can find a way to stop it.
This is #7 of the Monkeewrench series and continues the excellent writing of plot, characters and story from P J Tracy. I have read all the books and have come to love Grace and the Monkeewrench crew as well as Leo and Gino. P J Tracy writes great characters in this series allowing humour to come through even in the bleakest of moments. The story lines are very well plotted bringing together each element to a thrilling conclusion.
This book is no exception it draws you in with each new layer of plot and takes off on a magnificently woven story which delivers on all the aspects of the books I have come to expect and enjoy – tension, pace, humour, terrific characters and intricate plotting.
I would not hesitate to recommend this book and, indeed, the whole series.
Note: This was the twelfth and final book that I read from my 10 books of summer 2017 list.
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Penguin (17 Nov. 2016)
PJ Tracy is a mother/daughter writing duo. Sadly PJ Lambrecht died Dec 2016. Their last Monkeewrench book together Nothing Stays Buried is out now 2017. Traci will continue the series with the #9 book of the series due in 2018.