Title: Dirty Deeds
Author: Rhys Ford
Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Sheila Pinelli needed to be taken out.
Former cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis never considered committing murder. But six months ago, when Jae-Min’s blood filled his hands and death came knocking at his lover’s door, killing Sheila Pinelli became a definite possibility.
While Sheila lurks in some hidden corner of Los Angeles, Jae and Cole share a bed, a home, and most of all, happiness. They’d survived Jae’s traditional Korean family disowning him and plan on building a new life—preferably one without the threat of Sheila’s return hanging over them.
Thanks to the Santa Monica police mistakenly releasing Sheila following a loitering arrest, Cole finally gets a lead on Sheila’s whereabouts. That is, until the trail goes crazy and he’s thrown into a tangle of drugs, exotic women, and more death. Regardless of the case going sideways, Cole is determined to find the woman he once loved as a sister and get her out of their lives once and for all.
My View – Story:
Dirty Deeds is the 4th book in the Cole McGinnis Mysteries series by Rhys Ford. I have grown to adore this series. Each installment sucked me further and further into the world that Rhys Ford has brought to us. The mystery in Dirty Deeds brings us somewhat full circle. It brings us back to the moment that changed the course of Cole’s life, the moment his work partner took the life of his life partner and the moment that scarred him as well.
By this installment, we finally get to see Jae give everything to the relationship. We also get to see just how deeply Cole has fallen for Jae. There is a lot of exposition in Dirty Deeds, as Cole expresses his feelings for Jae, moving forward, and looking back. I felt every pang with Cole. I understand his internal conflict when faced with Shiela.
Don’t worry, there is still the mystery and action you have come to expect with this series. The mystery, at least for me, was outshone by the beautiful turn of phrase in those quiet, reflective moments. For me, finally seeing Jae all-in made this my favorite installment in the series. If you have enjoyed this series up to this point, Dirty Deeds is a must read.
My View – Narration:
If you had told me when I started this series that I would grow to love this narrator, I would have rolled my eyes. Actually, I am stubborn enough that I probably would have sworn off the series. I am glad neither of those occurrences happened, however. Greg Tremblay has grown to be a favorite narrator. He brings this story to life.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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