Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Rough Justice by Matt Hilton

Tess Grey is a private investigator.  When a plane crashes in the woods killing the pilot and the co-pilot, there's a rumor that a woman was on board and survived.  She's sent to check it out.  She takes her lover with her.  He invites a fellow trying to hide from gun runners.  Who's going to look in the woods for him?

Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 7th.

They take weapons with them and a bit of backup ammunition because there are bears and other wild animals in the area they'll be in.  They see no sign of the woman.  They talk to the forest service personnel in the area but they say there were no survivors.  Tess doesn't believe them.  As she keeps working on them, the youngest one tells her he can see men in the woods around them on his tracking device.  Tess' lover, Po, heads out to stop them.  He returns with them.  They were after Pinky, who has retired from gun running.  But there are more guns coming...

Two undercover DEA agents are after each other.  One has stolen papers to prove higher ups are dealing in drugs.  The other is trying to stop her.  Tess and the forest rangers are in the way.  So are the town residents.  The one after the papers intends to kill them all...  She didn't realize Tess and her friends can take care of themselves.

There is a lot of killings, mostly in self-defense.  There is justice in the end but the woman who took all the risks isn't there to see it.  I bet Tess will ask a few more questions before taking on another government job...

1 comment:

Author said...

Thanks very kindly for reviewing my latest book - Rough Justice. It's much appreciated. Matt