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The book opens with Shelley, a good looking small-time thief, trying to decide which bathing suit looks better on him. To say that Shelley is vain about his looks is to indulge in understatement. He's also not a very nice guy. He took a hatchet to the girl next door's Mazda Miata because she kept parking on the street where he wanted to park. And he's not very smart. He breaks into Willows car at the beach parking lot in plain sight of a man with a metal detector. When Shelley gets picked up at the beach by Bo who is involved with some Asian gangsters you almost want him to get roughed up by them. Meanwhile, Parker and Willows get called in on a murder of a real estate agent, Zagros Galee. They quickly find out that Mr. Galee was not a very successful real estate agent but recently he has had lots of money. In fact, they find an envelope filled with $30,000 in his home study. Mr. Galee was a womanizer and recently a beautiful red head has been seen with him. Bo is a beautiful red head. The reader doesn't have to be too clever to figure out that Shelley's new girl is somehow involved with Zagros Galee's murder. The climatic conclusion has Shelley and Bo being cornered by Bo's erstwhile associates just as Willows and Parker are closing in on them.
I would probably read more books by Laurence Gough if they came my way. I like the chemistry between Parker and Willows and Willows' kids add something unique to the mix.
This is my 9th read for John Mutford's Canadian reading challenge for which I decided to try to read a mystery set in each province and territory. This is my BC contribution. I will be saving it for the 2010 Canada Day release challenge.
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