Thayer has written several other books featuring his detective Armond diPino who operates in New York. This novel opens with DiPino working in a relative’s store in San Francisco in order to fully recover from a gunshot wound received in another book.
Why in San Francisco and working in a relative’s store is beyond me but there he is. He has relatives conveniently living in Frisco and gets involved in helping them out of a criminal conspiracy involving human trafficking. Along the way he meets several women including Emily, an ex-love who is filthy rich and involved with the family in the plot.
Perhaps if I had read the other DiPino books I might have a better understanding of what is going on in this one. But I didn’t and won’t.
This novel is helter skelter and leaves the reader pretty confused with what is going on, epecially when DiPino’s partner from New York appears in California to help out. Wonder if his supervisors know that he is not in New York during these trips. Does he magically have jurisdiction in San Francisco?
8/14 Paul Lane
THE WORKING DEAD by David Thayer. David Thayer Consulting; 1 edition (December 28, 2013). ASIN B0095ZJS2W. Print Length: 228p.