Title: A Matter of Justice (Hong Kong Nights #3)
Author: J.C. Long
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Mystery, Romance, Crime
Page Count: 301 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
The battle between the Dragons of the Eastern District and their bitter rivals, the Twisted Vipers, is reaching a dangerous point. The Anti-Gang Task Force is hard at work trying to bring down the Vipers. Tensions ratchet when Johnny Hwang guns down a prominent inspector on the task force, and Conroy Wong, Wei Tseng’s second-in-command is a witness. Now, to keep him safe long enough to locate a second witness and put Hwang behind bars, Conroy is forced into close quarters with Allen Hong, a man who once fought side by side with the Dragons until he turned his back on them by joining the police, betraying them. As sparks fly between them once more, the two men must put aside their differences and work together, because the Twisted Vipers aren’t going to let Hwang go down without a fight.
This book really surprised me. When I first started reading it I was kind of skeptical but the further I got into the read the more I got into the book. There is definitely quite a bite of danger, even more hostility, and even some rekindling of a long ago romance that was thought to be dead. This is the first J.C. Long book that I have read but if there are other books by this author that are as good as this one turned out to be than I will be reading them in the future.
Detective Hong has landed a homicide case that turns out to be personal to him because it was a fellow cop that was killed. And one of the good cops to boot. When Hong gets to the crime scene the last person he expected to see is someone from his past, Conroy. To make matters even worse, it turns out that Conroy saw the murder and knows who was behind it.
Then Hong finds out that the killer is none other then Hwang, the head person of the Twisted Vipers. To make matters even worse, Conroy is a member of the Dragons. The Dragons and Vipers are enemies and it would take very little to start a war between the two.
When Conroy sees that the detective in charge is Hong, Conroy is not happy to put it mildly. When he finds out that he will have to start spending time with Hong until they have enough evidence against Hwang makes it even more awkward between the two men.
The closer the police get to putting Hwang behind bars the more the danger intensifies. But it is also the perfect storm to put these two men in a situation to where they finally work out their past differences and may be be able to create a new future with one another as well.
Will Conroy and Hong be able to put all their animosity to the side for one another in order to work together to take down Hwang? Can there possibly be a second chance in store for these two men?
This was a good read. I truly enjoyed this book. It ended up being a book that had me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next and how would it all end? I definitely look forward to more books by J.C. Long in the future.