“Good Junk” By Ed Kovacs

Ed Kovacs has worked for many years as a private security contractor deploying to challenging locations worldwide.  He is a member of the Association for Intelligence Officers, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America.  When not on a contract, he splits his time between his home in Southeast Asia and his aircraft hangar home at a Southern California airport. Good Junk is his latest which will be released soon by St. Martin's.

A Brief Summary:

While wrestling with guilt over having accidentally killed a mixed martial arts opponent in a sparring session, private detective Cliff St. James returns to New Orleans and finds himself assisting the police in an investigation of the murder of a U.S. government “black projects” engineer. 

St. James quickly uncovers “The Buyers Club,” a murky network of seedy arms dealers and foreign intelligence agents purchasing state-of-the-art weaponry and high technology, perhaps abetted by elements of the U.S. government.  As members of the Buyers Club start turning up dead, St. James fights for his life and sanity as he struggles to solve the murders and undermine a treacherous espionage conspiracy.

Our Take:

Like many other noir stories, this book is written from the point of view of the lead character: Cliff St. James is a strong and experienced private eye yet he is troubled with his personal life. The author does a good job of portraying this character and how is struggling with his own personal challenges and feeling og guilt and at the same time is incredibly motivated to catch the gangsters.

Kovacs' writing style is very witty and the story moves very fast with a lot of action scenes…This book is definitely a page-turner and the fans of hardboild thriller will really enjoy this book.

Our Rating: 3.8

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