Saturday, May 3, 2008

Beating The Babushka by Tim Maleeny

Title - Beating The Babushka
Author - Tim Maleeny
Genre - Mystery/Thriller
ISBN -978-0-7387-1115-7
Number of Pages - 364
Rating -4/5

Beating The Babushka is the second novel in Tim Maleeney's Cape Weathers P.I. series. After reading Stealing the Dragon, his first novel, I was looking forward to reading this one and I was not disappointed. Maleeny has written another well-crafted mystery that kept me reading to find out what happened next.

A movie producer plunges to his death from the Golden Gate bridge, an apparent suicide that shocks the film community. When a female colleague claims it was murder, the police do not believe her. She turns to P.I. Cape Weathers for help and he believes her and takes the case. Before long Weathers and companion Sally, a deadly assassin trained by the Triads, take on the Russian mob, and Weathers finds that he is the target of a sniper who doesn’t want the truth revealed.

Tim Maleeny has written a very good mystery with many twists and turns. The plot is well crafted, and the characters, Cape and Sally, are well developed and fascinating. Sprinkled throughout the novel are touches of humour that keep the tension from becoming unbearable. I enjoyed the book and look forward to more from this talented author.

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