Photojournalist Jake Wolfe is a Marine combat veteran with a soft spot for war dogs, an irreverent attitude, and a penchant for getting into trouble. While on an assignment tracking the doings of an unscrupulous lawyer, he witnesses the man’s murder and gets film of the assassin, a mysterious gunman known as the Artist. He’s now on the Artist’s hit list and hip-deep in a global conspiracy of murder and mayhem.
Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie by Mark Nolan is the first book in a series about Wolfe, a man who is trying to put his bloody past behind him, but refuses to back down when the stakes are high and his friends and family are threatened. Nail-biting action merges with deep emotion and human drama, marred unfortunately in places with a bit too much head-hopping, in this chill-a-minute thriller. Despite having to stop and re-read a few parts because of the number of characters and frequent shifts in place and time, this was a book that I couldn’t put down until the end.
I predict that this series will only get better as it matures. The theme is definitely five-star, but in fairness I have to subtract a star and a half for the hard-to-pin-down point of view.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it three and a half stars.