When a young girl is left in a suitcase outside the FBI building in San Francisco, FBI agent Abby Kane is intrigued—not just at the unusual way the girl was delivered, but because she is a carbon copy of Abby at that age, almost a clone. Even though there’s no clear FBI interest in the case, Abby arranges to get custody of the girl in order to find out what’s going on, and what she finds has chilling implications, for national security, and for Abby’s own survival.
Suitcase Girl by Ty Hutchinson is a continuation of the Abby Kane mystery series, and also book one of a trilogy that promises even more exciting adventures. Follow Abby as she turns over rock after rock, finding slimy, frightening things under each one.
This one will cause you sleepless nights, and not just from the fact that it’s hard to put down once you start reading. The cliffhanger ending is a bit of a turn-off, but as disappointing as it is, I’m still curious to find out what happens next.
I give it four stars. It would have been five if not for the cliffhanger ending.
FBI Agent Abby Kane works civil cases in the San Francisco field office, and is happy to no longer have to track down serial killers, her specialty when she worked in Hong Kong. But, when a fellow agent stumbles across the body of a young woman in Muir Woods with an axe in her chest, her boss assigns her to look into it. Then, SFPD gets a case that also looks like it could be the work of a serial killer, and she’s asked to consult with them and lend them the benefit of her expertise. Working with SFPD Detective Kyle Kang, Abby begins to realize that the cases might be connected.
She and Kyle find themselves on the trail of a duo of killers who not only kill for the thrill of it, but also seem to be playing some kind of macabre game. Their probing leads them to a network that appears to be orchestrating killings on a global scale.
Russian Hill by Ty Hutchinson is a thriller and police procedural combined in chilling action that pits the two against a cunning and deadly situation that could cost them their lives. The action is nonstop and will keep you on the edge of your chair from the beginning to the startling and bloody conclusion.
I received a free copy of this book.
This one is five stars!
Sei, a contract assassin, is living in relative seclusion in Belgium. She’s contemplating giving up her line of work until she’s offered a contract to break another assassin, the Black Wolf, out of a Turkish prison. Her fee for this job is not money, but information leading to the location of a little girl, the baby she thought had died at birth. In the midst of fulfilling her part of the deal, Sei realizes that she’s been set up to take the fall for the prison break, and the Black Wolf disappears through other means. With the help of the enigmatic Kostas, masquerading as a driver for an illegal arms merchant, she escapes from the prison and the two of them engage in a race for their lives, less than one step ahead of a vengeful Turkish prison warden.
Contract: Snatch by Ty Hutchinson introduces a new female main character, an assassin with principles and a strong desire to reunite with the daughter she has never seen. Full of bloody scenes and graphic descriptions of killing, this book is probably not for everyone, but if you like strong characters who never back down, and who always come through in a pinch, you’ll find yourself cheering Sei on as she leaves a trail of bloody bodies from Belgium to Turkey to Greece.
The ending was a mixed bag. On the one hand, the identity of her mysterious boss came as a complete surprise, but the reader is left hanging concerning the fate of her daughter; sort of a semi-cliffhanger.
I received a free copy of this book.
I give this premiere four stars.