Title: A Few Good Fish (Fish Out of Water #3)
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 28, 2018
Page Count: 290
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
A tomcat, a psychopath, and a psychic walk into the desert to rescue the men they love…. Can everybody make it out with their skin intact?
PI Jackson Rivers and Defense Attorney Ellery Cramer have barely recovered from last November, when stopping a serial killer nearly destroyed Jackson in both body and spirit.
But their previous investigation poked a new danger with a stick, forcing Jackson and Ellery to leave town so they can meet the snake in its den.
Jackson Rivers grew up with the mean streets as a classroom and he learned a long time ago not to give a damn about his own life. But he gets a whole new education when the enemy takes Ellery. The man who pulled his shattered pieces from darkness and stitched them back together again is in trouble, and Jackson’s only chance to save him rests in the hands of fragile allies he barely knows.
It’s going to take a little bit of luck to get these Few Good Fish out alive!
It took absolutely no time for me to get immersed into the story despite the fact that I read the previous one a while ago. Jackson and Ellery are still stubborn and determined to the the right thing despite the cost. The master of their old enemy is is hot on their trail. Once again trouble is gleefully converging on them.
Considering that Jackson has barely recovered from trouble he met the last time is seems like universe is set against them. The plot is tight and pulling in both new and old characters. It’s heavy with action danger oozing from every page. The narrative is lightened by glimpses of Ellery and Jackson being a couple and stumbling over hurdles same as any other pair in love. There is one scene with Jackson, which read immensely raw and honest. It’s important moment for Jackson and the author did a great job of describing what he goes through and just how important Ellery is to him.
The story is well paced and never gets boring. It was different enough to keep me glued to my kindle but kept all bits and pieces that made this series great from previous books. I am dubious of paranormal element in the story (nothing overt), but heck, even that is logically explained. And there is a new villain and there will obviously be more of Jackson and Ellery!