Title: Dirty Deeds (Cole McGinnis #4)
Author: Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: August 12th 2014
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.08 stars out of 5
A Cole McGinnis Mystery
Sequel to Dirty Laundry
Sheila Pinelli needed to be taken out.
Former cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis never considered committing murder. But six months ago, when Jae-Min’s blood filled his hands and death came knocking at his lover’s door, killing Sheila Pinelli became a definite possibility.
While Sheila lurks in some hidden corner of Los Angeles, Jae and Cole share a bed, a home, and most of all, happiness. They’d survived Jae’s traditional Korean family disowning him and plan on building a new life—preferably one without the threat of Sheila’s return hanging over them.
Thanks to the Santa Monica police mistakenly releasing Sheila following a loitering arrest, Cole finally gets a lead on Sheila’s whereabouts. That is, until the trail goes crazy and he’s thrown into a tangle of drugs, exotic women, and more death. Regardless of the case going sideways, Cole is determined to find the woman he once loved as a sister and get her out of their lives once and for all.
There will be no spoilers here! Once again, there’s a whole lot of drama with a pretty health heaping of angst to work through. The only thing I’ll say is Cole frustrated me to no end in this story. His constant need to be the white knight, or the boy scout, to the exclusion of the feelings or his brothers, lover, and friends made me want to thump him. Hard.
Again, I’ll make with the honesty at this point. Some have mentioned to me they have a hard time reading these stories because of the Asian honorifics, the similar names, etc. I have the same problem. I do not come from an area or culture where I spent a lot of time around Koreans, so sometimes I found it difficult to relate to the story being told. Rhys Ford builds this fantastic world, which, don’t get me wrong, it’s absolutely awesome – but…it all confuses the hell out of me.
For me, having a fabulous narrator like Greg Tremblay has been a godsend for these stories. Greg Tremblay is awesome and makes it so I understand everything going on so I can immerse myself into the story and just enjoy it. It’s worth it – the narration makes this fantastic world building come to life.