Live Bait

Also available in: Spanish

Synopsis of Live Bait

When elderly Morey Gilbert is found, lying dead in the grass by his wife, Lily, it’s a tragedy, but it shouldn’t have been a shock – old people die. But when she finds a bullet hole in his skull, the blood washed away by heavy rain, sadness turns to fear.

It looks like an execution…

Soon a whole city is fearful as new victims are found, killed with the same cold precision. All elderly. All apparently blameless.

Detectives Gino and Magozzi, race to uncover a connection and their best hope of doing so may be Grace McBride, beautiful, damaged survivor of an earlier killing spree.

And the answers, it seems, are buried in a terrible past.

Synopsis of Live Bait taken from Amazon

Review of Live Bait

It’s the second novel in the Monkeewrench series, starring the members of that company and policemen Leo Magozzi and Gino Roselth.

I really liked it. The plot is original, as well as the environment where it develops (a garden center).

It’s well written and full of humor and irony, even though the subject is quite unpleasant: Jews who are survivors of concentration camps getting revenge from Nazis and vice versa. The characters are well defined and, though some are quite weird, they’re likeable.

I haven’t read the first, which is also published in Spanish, Juego de asesinos, but if I get it I will. The following ones are only in English and I already have them located and on standby.

Entertaining, engaging and can be read in one sitting. Recommended.

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Series:  Monkeewrench; 2

Publisher: Penguin Books
Year 2005

Language: English
Format: eBook

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