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9.29.2016

The Raven ~ Review

The Raven
A Coffey and Hill Novel #2
By Mike Nappa

The Raven has made a big mistake. He kept some very incriminating evidence that has brought him to the attention of the wrong people. And this little mistake, which includes attempted blackmail may cost him his life.

Fortunately for Raven some of his previous misdeeds bring him into contact with Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill.  Unfortunately for the ex-partners Coffey and Hill, Raven is stuck right in the middle of Nevermore, a rumor of something big and dangerous that is about to shake Atlanta to its core. Can they determine what Nevermore is before it is too late?

It has been over a year since Leonard "Truck" Truckson died but Samuel is still dealing with loss of his CIA handler and his friend. And Truck's past is about to play a roll that was never expected.

It's a game of manipulation and the prize is revenge if Trudi and Samuel can't figure out what the clues aren't telling them. The only question is who is the master manipulator in this dangerous and deadly game.

Those who read the first book in the series Annabel Lee will have an idea of what to expect and the prominence of a certain book of Edgar Allen Poe's works. But if you haven't read the first book you can easily start with this book and enjoy the mystery, the suspense and the verbal sparring between the characters. If you love a good mystery with twists you'll want to pick up this book.  I love how it open with the climax and then goes back to the beginning as the story works its way back to the conclusion.  Excellent way to grab the reader's attention from page one.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review with no expectations that it would be positive all opinions are my own.

About the Book:
As part of his street performance, a deception specialist who goes by the name The Raven picks his audience's pockets while they watch. It's harmless fun--until he decides to keep the wallet of a prominent politician, hoping for a few extra bucks. When he finds compromising photos of the councilman and his "personal assistants," The Raven hatches a plan to blackmail the man. However, he quickly finds himself in over his head with the Ukrainian Mafia and mired in a life-threatening plot code-named "Nevermore."

Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill must scramble to sort out the clues to rescue The Raven from a wild card bent on revenge.