A Colton Banyon Mystery #7
The beginning of the novel clearly helps the reader see what the underlying theme of the novel is going to be about. Nazi operatives intermingling in the U.S and Mexico, wanting to wreck chaos. This is not a historical novel, but an interesting take on what could happen if a group like that could infiltrate major positions in governments and other agencies.
Characters do have some spunk to them, definitely would benefit from reading earlier books to get more of a sense of the characters. At times it can be hard to connect, but whether more background would be more beneficial.
Events pick up pace, people in important positions are exposed. Mexico tries to go to war against America. The drug and sex trade going to go under unless they point governments in another direction. Focusing their attention away from them.
A lot of sexually charged energy amongst the characters. References to temptation, various attractive women involved in one man’s slightly messed up life.
The novel moves at a fast pace as the chapters are short, getting straight to the point. The main character as an interesting (shall I say) sidekick, giving him information about cases that no one else could possibly know.
A number of strong female characters pop into the picture.
With the plot including Nazis merging into present day society, and although some aspects aren’t realistic, it creates a fascinating subplot.
The characters work well together, although the main character is a male, the female presence of other characters is strong. Although the undertone of the book has a serious note, in many parts it is quite humorous. An easy read that would probably make many men jealous of the main character.
An exciting but uncommon finish, excitement building as you see plans coming together to catch the people responsible. You get a real sense of the horrors that occur, and how so many corrupt policemen in Mexico can wreck havoc.
The novel covers a variety of events that lead up to the main ending. It is quite a fun read with the frivolity of the characters, and the unusual help the main character gets.