This is a wonderful story. It’s about everyday life in small town America. Melissa Ricci, the 40 something single main character, is well developed. She is content with her life. So she thought. Maybe there is more to Melissa’s life. Who knows where life will take you.
This is the third book in the Detective Winston Radhauser Mystery series. It is astounding the path the main character, Caleb Bryce, life winds up on. Bryce is a nice guy even though he’s had a tough past. Wrong place at the wrong time. Bryce is arrested and tried for a horrendous crime. This book takes you on quite a ride. Impossible to predict what will happen. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Dup is a good looking, down on his luck, tough guy. Taking place in South Africa, Dup uses local slang along with descriptive vulgarity that sets the mood for the thriller this story is. And it is quite a thriller.
What would you do to take care of your family. Dup has a wife and kids. No income. Dup makes movies but he was pushed out by the competition. Life gets ruff. He has a great friend who helps set him up for a new future. There is hope.
Life, the other four letter word, rarely works out so smoothly. Stuck in a bad situation trading down to a worse situation Dup uses his professional movie skills to survive and hopefully thrive.
This is a dark thriller. The illegal happenings going on in South Africa surround this story. Louanne, another amazing main character, is a stripper with the connections Dup needs to get out from under. So it seems.
Dup Departs is the first of a two book series. The beginning of the book is harsh in many ways. This is the mood of the book. The reader is suddenly immersed in a fast moving, edge of your seat story. I own the second book, Dup Up In Arms: A Prequel To Dup Departs. I can not wait to read this prequel. This is a refreshingly different realistic thriller.
Fascinating book because of the imbedded Indian Story. Spans the world and time.
The main character, Sam, is an amazing business negotiator. The James Bond of business negotiators is the best way to describe this character. Action packed. Twists. A complex story you will never forget.