Saturday, May 3, 2008

Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues by Robert Fate

Title - Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues
Author - Robert Fate
Genre - Mystery
ISBN - 978-0-9776276-2-4
Number of Pages -280
Rating 4.25 out of 5

One of the things I like in mystery stories is a strong female protagonist. Robert Fate, in his Baby Shark series, has created such character in the person of Kristen Van Dijk. Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues is the second book in the series of three. Kristin continues to grow, develop and mature.

Kristin and Otis are hired to find a runaway heiress. They have rescued her before but this time the search gets them entangled with a mob boss, a police investigation, and a con job while they try to keep her safe and themselves alive.

Once again Robert Fate has written a high octane mystery thriller that hooked me right from the beginning to its surprising conclusion. The partnership of Otis and Kristin is beautifully developed. The sense of place enhances the story and dialogue between Otis and Kristin is crisp and at times humorous that keeps the tension from becoming overpowering.. The action driven plot kept me turning the pages. I look forward to reading more by this very talented author.

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