Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Murder in Saint-Germain by Cara Black

Aimee is a private investigator who uses her computer knowledge to look for fraud or other illegal activity.  When she's working on an assignment that pays her well, one of the teachers comes to her asking for help.  She doesn't want to work for him but he's willing to pay well and just wants to know who is blackmailing him.  He won't tell her why but she's going to give it a shot.  She'll be sorry she got involved.

Soho Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published June 6th.

As if working two jobs isn't enough, a friend calls in a debt that Aimee owes her.  She's sure she's seen a Bosnian war criminal at the local coffee shop.  She's afraid he's after her.  Aimee finds no confirmation he's around but when members of Suzanne's squad end up dead she's pretty sure who's killing them.

I really like her team of professionals, her little girl, her partner and her focus on her job.  She's willing to do whatever she must to get to the bottom of her case.  Her father's words ring in her ears while she does things just like he would.  She misses him but he's not gone.  He still speaks to her.

This is tense tale with lots of action on all sides.  There are games being played on all sides and none of them are nice.  The tension ratchets up until everything blows up.  Aimee walks away alive but she's going to have to go out of town for a while.  She got too much attention.

The ending is a set up for the next book.  She goes to the hospital to see her godfather.  He has betrayed her in the past and she hates and loves him both.  I wonder what he's going to tell her...

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