Nov. 13, 2016

Book number 10 in the Lewis Cole mystery series!

Storm Cell by Brendan Dubois

My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book. You ladies rock!

As the book opens, Lewis Cole is a recently unemployed journalist who is attending the murder trial of his friend, Felix Tinos. Cole has returned to his home at Tyler Beach, NH. Due to the efforts of his friends, his home has been rebuilt following a destructive fire.

Cole is certain that Felix is innocent of the charges, even though circumstantial evidence is against his friend. A man named Fletcher Moore was found shot to death in an empty third floor apartment. The dead man was shot with a nine millimeter automatic, found beneath his body. The gun belonged to Moore, and his fingerprints are on the gun and in the apartment…

Moore has been in trouble before, and has a reputation of being a man who pushes the line between what is legal and what is not. He is usually represented by Boston lawyer Raymond Drake, but he is inexplicably absent. His current lawyer, Hollis Spinelli, seems unconcerned about getting his client released.

When Cole questions Hollis’ handling of the case; he finds himself threatened by a tough young man who threatens to burn his house down again. Two mysterious FBI Agents approach Cole, stating that he needs to keep Felix out of prison—or else!

The action moves smoothly and the various twists and turns show the difference between what seems to have happened and the truth of the matter. I liked the story a lot!

I give the book four stars!

Quoth the Raven…