Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 115-120,000 words
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After working in construction, as an accountant (which he says didn’t work out at all), and a piano player on the Las Vegas strip, M.D. Grayson now writes from his home on an island near Seattle. This is his first novel.
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“Beautiful Seattle business heiress Gina Fiore has vanished without a trace. Desperate for help, her family turns to Danny Logan, Gina's former boyfriend, to find her and bring her home safely. Logan is a fifth-generation Seattle native who owns the Logan Private Investigation agency. Along with his associates Antoinette "Toni" Blair, Kenny Hale, and Joaquin Kiahtel, he accepts the case and begins the hunt for Gina.
Logan and his team dig for clues and soon find that they're not the only ones looking for Gina. The Tijuana-Mendez drug cartel is keenly interested in her whereabouts, as is the Calabria crime family from Chicago. The race is on to locate Gina--the stakes could not be higher. In order to prevail, Logan's going to need all the skill and luck he can gather, and he's going to need to confront the unresolved feelings he still has for Gina-- feelings that might just get him killed!”
Angel Dance is a fast-paced detective mystery (the first of a planned series) with Danny Logan, a Seattle private investigator, and his team. I found that I liked Danny and Toni, who is his business partner (kind of), sidekick, and the person who reins Danny in or gives him a kick in the pants, whichever is needed at the time. The interaction between these two added immensely to the entertainment value of Angel Dance, with this being a typical example:
Toni stared at me with a cynical expression on her face that made it look like she was about ready to call, “Bullshit!” Rather than stare back at her, I did the manly thing—I looked away.
Not only did these two keep me entertained, but their relationship bodes well for future books in the series. They’re a solid foundation to build on.
This story kept me guessing, always a good sign with a mystery. Just when it would look like the answer was clear, something would happen to muddy the picture. I not only enjoyed Angel Dance, but I’m also eager to see the series continue.
Some adult language.
My copy of this book was a prerelease ARC copy, so I can’t comment on this area.
Rating: **** Four stars