Saturday, June 25, 2016
ARC REVIEW Dead End Fix by T.E. Woods
When we last left Mort and Lydia they just found out that Allie had kidnapped one of her nieces. Mort asked Lydia track her down and find his granddaughter. Allie outright hates Lydia, she thinks Lydia stepped into her place in Mort's life. Allie is determined to get her family back and get rid of Lydia. Thankfully Lydia is freakin' brilliant and is three steps ahead of Allie the whole book.
Meanwhile on the streets of Seattle; a young boy is killed in a drive by shooting. Even though it is apparently gang related and against the advise of the gang unit at the station Mort keeps digging trying to find out who murdered this young boy whose only fault was wearing his older brother's jacket. Another young man, who has been looking for a family connection seeks out the local gang, The 97, to join their family. The young man witnessed the boy get shot down and used the rival gang patch, the Picos, on the jacket as his way in with the 97s. Lying he tells the leader that he killed a Pico and earns his way in. The murder of the boy stirs the pot and the gang members start killing each other left and right. The truth can't hide forever and soon gang justice is swift.
Overall, it was a good read but I wish they were switched and Lydia and Allie were the predominate story, but I liked the conclusion.