Teaser Tuesdays #135 ~ Tropical Depression

Posted: November 10, 2015 in giveaways, reviews, Teaser Tuesdays, thriller
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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

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Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Teaser for this week is from

 Tropical Depression

A Billy Knight Thriller #1

by Jeff Lindsay

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I just reviewed the second book in this series, Red Tides. Check it out and enter the giveaway HERE.

My Teaser from 29% in the eBook.

I have known guys who would chase a humpbacked sheep if she had large breasts, or great legs, or a firmly rounded butt. I have always been more attracted to a woman’s hands. To me they reveal so much more about who she is than any other feature. Faces can be made up or controlled. Figures can be accidental, or contrived. And legs, after all, are just something to walk around on.

The hands alone are naked.

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My Review

Right from the beginning, the author sets a fast pace with action, drama, horrific events, and intrigue.

When a botched hostage rescue goes horribly wrong, LA police officer Billy Knight loses everything. It’s all too much and he leaves the force, heading for calmer waters.

Key West is his final destination. He hangs up his gun and starts over as a charter fishing boat captain. Sun, cold beer, and the salty breeze over aquamarine waters give Billy a tenuous hold on his sanity.

So, he wasn’t happy to see Roscoe. He’d left all that behind. He agreed to listen, but flat out refused to get involved in the investigation of the murder of Roscoe’s son, and he sent him on his way.

Later, Billy goes looking for Roscoe, feeling bad about how he treated his friend and former co-worker, but he’s already grabbed a flight back home.

The news of Roscoe’s murder a few weeks later hits Billy hard.  No matter how much it hurts. No matter how difficult it is. No matter how dangerous it is. Billy will not rest until the killer or killers are caught, dead or alive.

Billy Knight is a wounded warrior. He’s been through so much, more than most can bear. When he went back to investigate the murders, I was reminded of that saying, “let a sleeping dog lie.” Billy woke up and did whatever he had to do, regardless of anyone’s approval or cooperation.

There are some guys you don’t want to get angry. You won’t like them when they’re angry. And Billy is angry.

Lots of intrigue, dirty little secrets, and corruption keep you emotionally engaged. The cast of characters go from funny to sad, from boorish to just plain bad.

The story never bogs down. The author helps you visualize places and scenes clearly. And the doses of humor give you a bright spot in a dark venture.

I happily recommend this book and the series to all thriller and suspense fans.

4 Stars

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Read on if you want to know more.

Synopsis

Before there was Dexter, there was Billy Knight.

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jeff Lindsay mastered suspense with his wildly addictive DEXTER series. Before that, however, there was former cop and current burnout Billy Knight. When a hostage situation turns deadly, Billy loses everything—his wife, his daughter, and his career. Devastated, he heads to Key West to put down his gun and pick up a rod and reel as a fishing boat captain. But former co-worker Roscoe McAuley isn’t ready to let Billy rest.

When Roscoe tells Billy that someone murdered his son, Billy sends him away. When Roscoe himself turns up dead a few weeks later, however, Billy can’t keep from getting sucked back into Los Angeles, and the streets that took so much from him.

Billy’s investigations into the death of a former cop, and his son, will take him up to the highest echelons of the LAPD, finding corruption at every level. It puts him on a collision course with the law, with his past, with his former fellow officers, and with the dark aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement. Jeff Lindsay’s considerable storytelling gifts are on full display, drawing the reader in with a mesmerizing style and a case with more dangerous blind curves than Mulholland Drive.

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How about you? Got a tease? Tell me!

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Comments
  1. I really need to try this series. :) It’s on my list.

    Stormi
    Powerless Teaser

  2. Greg says:

    Hmm, interesting tease. I like the sound of the Key West setting- looks good!

  3. Taralei Griffin says:

    That’s an interesting way to figure people out. I may have to try that. :)
    Here’s my teaser!
    http://taralei.me/teaser-tuesday-nov-10/

  4. proxyfish says:

    Very interesting teaser! And witty – got to love a witty thriller!

    My Teaser

  5. mysm2000 says:

    This sounds really good. I’ll be looking into it for sure. Here’s my TT: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-115

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I just read both books and will be reading more. Gotta know what these characters fall into next!

  6. Yvonne says:

    I have this one waiting for me to review. It sounds wonderful.

  7. Marilyn says:

    Another new to me read. Funny tease. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Interesting teaser….thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. Love that cover!

  9. Trish says:

    What an interesting and true post. Trish – tales from trish

  10. Candid Cover says:

    This sounds like an interesting book! Your teaser rings some truth. The hands do tell a lot about a person.

  11. stuckinbooks says:

    Great teaser…says a lot about the guy.