Title: Dirty Kiss (Cole McGinnis #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Rhys Ford (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: July 1, 2011 – 216 pgs
Cole Kenjiro McGinnis, ex-cop and PI, is trying to get over the shooting death of his lover when a supposedly routine investigation lands in his lap. Investigating the apparent suicide of a prominent Korean businessman’s son proves to be anything but ordinary, especially when it introduces Cole to the dead man’s handsome cousin, Kim Jae-Min.
Jae-Min’s cousin had a dirty little secret, the kind that Cole has been familiar with all his life and that Jae-Min is still hiding from his family. The investigation leads Cole from tasteful mansions to seedy lover s trysts to Dirty Kiss, the place where the rich and discreet go to indulge in desires their traditional-minded families would rather know nothing about.
It also leads Cole McGinnis into Jae-Min’s arms, and that could be a problem. The death of Jae-Min’s cousin is looking less and less like a suicide, and Jae-Min is looking more and more like a target. Cole has already lost one lover to violence he’s not about to lose Jae-Min too.
Cole McGinnis is a ex vice cop and PI. In the first book of the series he is investigating a Korean suicide at his brothers request.
Their were several characters that stood out in this book. The MC Cole had to struggle when he worked with the cops. They didn’t like him for who he was. He was still getting over his boyfriends death. I did like that he had a good friend in Bobby. The character that was most enjoyable was his office worker Claudia, he pays her to do his office work but she spends most of her time knitting and watch tv while working, She turns out be quite entertaining.
This was a good mystery, sometimes you are able to figure out the killer, but this time it was written very well, I had no idea who the killer was. It had funny and serious moments throughout the book, it kept me interested. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.
Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats of varying degrees of black fur and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and an overworked red coffee maker.