A woman and her children are killed by a car bomb that was probably meant for her husband. TV anchor Frank DeFauw is intrigued by the story, but he’s also caught up in an investigation of an allegedly corrupt judge who happens also to be his best friend. The deeper he digs into both stories, the more he finds that they are related, and he’s faced with a crucial decision—does he put friendship or journalist integrity first?
Car Bomb by T. V. LoCicero is book one in The Detroit Im Dying trilogy. Hard-hitting dialogue and evocative descriptions of the underside of the Motor City mark the author’s introduction to a classic noir mystery. LoCicero nails his characters and the setting with uncanny accuracy, pulling you under the gritty streets and into the sparkling salons. Questions of guilt and innocence reveal murky answers as you try to separate the bad from the good. You get inside the characters’ minds, suspect their motivations, and alternate between weeping when a character is in pain and cheering when another gets what’s coming.
This is a book you can’t put down until it’s done—but, it’s never really over. It just leaves you wanting more.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it five stars.