Plugged by Eoin Colfer
This noir crime caper is fast-paced, witty and intelligent, with laugh-out-loud lines every few pages. The madcap mystery features somewhat questionable good guys and despicably ridiculous bad guys.
The somewhat improbable scenario makes the novel all the more delightful: An Irish veteran of two tours with the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon, Daniel McEvoy now tries to lay low and use his special skills set as a bouncer at a run down small-time casino and night club. Daniel spends an action-packed week looking for his missing best friend Zeb, an unlicensed surgeon who has been peddling shady supplements and performing back-room medical procedures, mainly cut-rate . Plus, someone else he cares about is murdered, and as one thing leads to another, people start turning up dead all around him, including right in front of his eyes.
Daniel’s voice is amusing, engaging and memorable. Characters like his army psychiatrist and his crazy neighbor lady ring true as quirky oddballs. If you like the dark humor and crime writing of Carl Hiaasen or Elmore Leonard, this new offering from Eoin Colfer is sure to please!