Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is another fun and exciting Elvis Cole mystery/thriller. This time, Elvis is hired by a mother desperate to find her son Josh, a controversial podcaster. She thinks he’s in mortal danger, and although she’s quirky and has a flock of professional bodyguards following her around, Elvis takes the case. And the cash. As Elvis starts to look into the son’s life, he once again attracts danger and enlists the help of his buddy Joe Pike to watch his back.

Elvis is in fine form this book, cracking jokes as he finds clues and uncovers the mystery layer by layer. Joe Pike makes an appearance, but there is never enough Joe for my liking. We also meet another mysterious government-trained friend of Joe Pike with a particular set of skills. He reluctantly aids the duo track down clues and evade the elite cadre of trained fighters also trying to track down Josh. Added to the tension of finding Josh, Elvis’ former girlfriend Lucy and her son Ben pay Elvis a visit. As Elvis tries to find Josh, he can’t help but hope to reconnect with Lucy and get back together. If you like wise-cracking sleuths and fun, twisty mysteries, you’ve got to read this series. You won’t be disappointed.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Penguin Group Putnam. All opinions are my own.