Title: Dirty Laundry (Cole McGinnis #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Rhys Ford (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: April 19, 2013 – 260 pgs
For ex-cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis, each day brings a new challenge. Too bad most of them involve pain and death. Claudia, his office manager and surrogate mother, is still recovering from a gunshot, and Cole’s closeted boyfriend, Kim Jae-Min, suddenly finds his teenaged sister dumped in his lap. Meanwhile, Cole has his own sibling problems—most notably, a mysterious half brother from Japan whom his older brother, Mike, is determined they welcome with open arms.
As if his own personal dramas weren’t enough, Cole is approached by Madame Sun, a fortune-teller whose clients have been dying at an alarming rate. Convinced someone is after her customers, she wants the matter investigated, but the police think she’s imagining things. Hoping to put Sun’s mind at ease, Cole takes the case and finds himself plunged into a Gordian knot of lies and betrayal where no one is who they are supposed to be and Death seems to be the only card in Madame Sun’s deck.
Book 3 of the Cole McGinnis series starts out with a bang. The story is so amusing with Coles luck, you just can’t believe what happens to him, all the time. Once again their are murders and Cole is right in the thick of it.
The characters always have issues, makes it so much fun to read. The only thing that throws me are all the Korean names, trying to keep everyone’s straight in the story is always a challenge.
These books always provide an entertaining story, between the hilarious stuff Cole gets into, to the mystery of some murders and his love for Jae, they truly are a good read.
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.