Reed Ferguson is trying to figure what he wants to be and to that end he has decided to try being a private detective. He’s just hung out his shingle when his first client shows up. Just like in his favorite movie, The Big Sleep, his new client is a gorgeous blond. She says her husband has gone missing and the police are doing nothing. Will Reed please help her find him? Well, what’s a guy to do? Unfortunately, Reed has no idea what he’s getting himself in for with this case. Soon, he has bad guys and good guys following him and beating him up. And who in the world are the X Women?
I found this story very engaging. Reed is a nice guy who loves mystery movies and there are quite a few tie-ins between the story and cinema classics. This story is the first in the author’s Reed Ferguson series. I really enjoyed the Colorado setting of the story which added local color. Overall, this is a clever story with really likeable characters.
Alinefromabook’s rating: THUMBS-UP!