Hard Rock: a stolen show

Hard Rock is the sequel to the opening John Rockne investigation, Dead Wood, and it picks up almost immediately where the first book left off. A sensible person would start with Dead Wood, so of course I didn’t, and had to play catch-up during the opening chapters. Happily, author Dan Ames capably balanced the back…

The Shadow Broker: killing and strong coffee

Mr Finn finds people, typically people who’d rather stay off the radar. He used to be a PI until he lost his licence by stepping over that line which divides ‘distinctly dubious’ from outright illegal. So now he seeks people for the bad guys. Risky, but it pays well. In fact, a decent payday keeps…