Last of the Independents by Sam Wiebe (98)

This is a crime novel. Again…I am just trying to expand my horizons in reading. And I must say this book and the next one that I will review did not really strike my interest much. I found it really emotionally charged and intense.  But I am sure that these are the features of a good crime book.

The story is about a twenty-nine-year old Michael Drayton runs a private investigation agency in Vancouver that specializes in missing persons — only as Mike has discovered, some people stay missing.

Still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of a young girl, Mike is hired to find the vanished son of a local junk merchant. However, he quickly discovers that the case has been damaged by a crooked private eye and dismissed by a disinterested justice system. Worse, the only viable lead involves a drug-addicted car thief with gang connections.

As the stakes rise, Mike attempts to balance his search for the junk merchant’s son with a more profitable case involving a necrophile and a funeral home. Meanwhile, he must also struggle to keep a disreputable psychic from biking the mother of a missing girl.

Rating: 4 stars



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