By Chris Knoff
Publisher: Permanent Press (January, 2018)
A Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery (Book #8)
Reviewed by Cherie Jung
Even though this is the eighth book in the series, it is the first I’ve read in the Sam Acquillo series. I wasn’t familiar with any of the continuing characters, but I didn’t have any problems with starting the series at this point.
Sam Acquillo is a skilled carpenter and cabinet maker. At one of his construction worksites, the owner is found bludgeoned to death. Suspicion falls on one of the undocumented Latino laborers Sam works with, Ernesto Mazzotti. Tensions flare and complications arise when Sam learns that the dead man may have been a government agent, though no Federal agency will deny or confirm that rumor.
The characters are engaging, the plot intriguing, the dialogue snappy, and the issue of immigration fits nicely into storyline. The author’s writing style is quite appealing. I need to put more of his titles on my “to read” list.
Readers who enjoy a well-plotted thriller with memorable characters will not be disappointed with TANGO DOWN.
Chris Knopf is the author of the Aurthur Cathcart trilogy, DEAD ANYWAY, CRIES OF THE LOST, and A BILLION WAYS TO DIE, the Sam Acquillo Hamptons mystery series, including THE LAST REFUGE, TWO TIME, HEAD WOUNDS, HARD STOP, BLACK SWAN, COP JOB, and BACK LASH, and the Jackie Swaitkowski Hamptons series, including SHORT SQUEEZE, BAD BIRD, and ICE CAP, plus a stand-alone novel, ELYSIANA.
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