Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Jackal's Share by Chris Morgan Jones

Corporate investigator Benjamin Webster is hired by a billionaire to find what dirt could possibly exist in his past.  They also want him to erase it if he finds any, but he's not sure about that...

Penguin Group sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It was published at the end of February, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

It all begins when a well-known art dealer is murdered in Tehran.  No one is looking very hard for his killer and it's being suggested he was smuggling rare artifacts.  Such an accusation comes back to haunt Darius Qazai.  He used that art dealer and while he's a billionaire, people are not sure his money is honest.

When Benjamin begins his investigation, he has no idea how dangerous it will be or how many players are involved.  He ends up in jail, gets shot at, people die, and he's no closer to answers.  He becomes obsessed with the case and it begins to hamper his marriage.  He won't quit.  But what he finds at the end will not make him feel closure.

Tensions between countries, terrorists, blackmail and arms dealing are all challenges Benjamin has to step through on his way to resolve the mystery of who killed whom and why.  The author writes a tense story and keeps your attention with non-stop action.  You won't be bored.  You'll also learn a bit about the countries involved.  

Happy reading.    

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