Saturday, 25 July 2015

Dead Drop: Jesse Miles Review

Dead Drop

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Dead Drop is the first novel from Jesse Miles and as is a very fast paced Mystery/Thriller novel. I rated it 4 Stars.

Jack Salvo is a Los-Angeles based private investigator who also teaches part time at a local college as a Professor of Philosophy. This combination gives his character in the novel quite a unique outlook on life and I really liked him as a character. His investigations actually seemed realistic

Shortly into the novel Jack is hired by an Aerospace company to start investigating a case of suspected embezzlement. Jack finds the first culprit very quickly and thinks that the case is all wrapped up before he discovers evidence of a far greater-reaching mystery lurking underneath the surface.

From there on, the plot quickly increases in pace and scope as Jack works through each layer of the case with the assistance of Lilith Lin, a security expert at the Aerospace company. Soon Jack and Lilith find themselves wrapped up in an international conspiracy with their own lives at stake.

Dead Drop was a great fast moving plot with good dialogue and very detailed descriptions of Los Angeles. I look forward to reading more of Jesse Miles' work.