DESERT KILL SWITCH
By Mark S. Bacon
Opal Books (September, 2017)
A Nostalgia City Mystery (Book #2)
Reviewed by Cherie Jung
While driving along an empty desert road, Lyle Deming spots a vintage 1970s Pontiac Firebird with a bullet riddled body beside it. When he returns with sheriff’s deputies, the car and the body are gone.
DESERT KILL SWITCH is the second book in a series set in Nostalgia City. Nostalgia City is an Arizona theme park that is a re-creation of a 1970s era small town.
This book is a gritty, fast-paced, and quick read; especially quick because it’s difficult to put the book aside after reading the first few pages. The characters are engaging. The plot has plenty of twists and turns, lots of suspects and motives, and…a missing vintage car and a missing corpse.
Since this is the first book in this series that I have read, the ex-cop Lyle Deming and PR exec Kate Sorensen characters were new to me although they were carried over from DEATH IN NOSTALGIA CITY, the first book in the series. Not being familiar with the series characters didn’t diminish my enjoyment of DESERT KILL SWITCH, though I plan to read DEATH IN NOSTALGIA CITY while I wait for book number three in the series.
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