Saturday, November 10, 2012

REVIEW: "BOMBSHELL" (A Dev Haskell novel) - by Mike Faricy

(A Dev Haskell novel)
by Mike Faricy

REVIEWED BY: Books4Tomorrow


Dysfuntional, bumbling, crazy babe-magnet Dev Haskell, P.I. becomes the envy of every guy with a heartbeat when he's hired to watch over a team of gorgeous English roller derby stars. Though he'd rather be standing guard in the shower room, he suddenly finds himself under arrest and found guilty before he's charged. He's got an attorney who drinks too much, a beautiful friend with a bad attitude, a feisty team of females ready to kill him - and no answers. Bombshell is another fast-paced, engrossing suspense thriller from Minnesoya's master of the bizarre, Mike Faricy


I can honestly say that Dev is one of my absolute favorite fictional private investigators. He’s just your average, typical male with all the bells and whistles eternal bachelorhood brings. What I enjoy most about reading Dev Haskell novels, is that the author doesn’t deviate from Dev’s character, and his continuous pattern of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, so you know what to expect when you meet up with him in the next book. His behavior - which often invokes a good measure of eye-rolling in the reader – is predictable, yet strangely endearing. The only thing that differs in each novel is the kinds of trouble he get into. And you can bet your last dollar, there’s always a woman involved. This, of course, makes for some laugh-out-loud, light reading. In par with the previous Dev Haskell novels, the author continues Dev’s misadventures using a well-known cast of supporting characters familiar to readers of these novels. What makes these characters really memorable is their realistically relatable flaws.

The only disappointed here for me was that I could tell very early on who the culprit was going to be, and the motive behind it all. I was hoping to be wrong, but as it turns out, my guess was right all along - thus the four-star rating.

Authentic dialogue and excellent one-liners kept me in stitches. This is a first-rate read and again the author managed to create another enjoyable book that will leave readers wanting more!


“Bombshell” by Mike Faricy has 4 reviews on Goodreads. Read it here.



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1 comment:

Mike Faricy Author said...

Angie, Thanks for the review. I take to heart your comment about becoming aware of the 'culprit' too soon and will work to adjust in future. God help him but Dev does enjoy the ladies and they in turn view him as a potential project. That in turn moves to a work in progress digressing to the point where they seem to throw up their hands in disgust. I think he'd be a great weekend date or that guy you meet in a different city while there on business for a week. I'm just not sure you'd tell your girlfriends, at least not until some years had passed. He's involved with a different sort of woman around the first of the year in Tutti Frutti. All the best,and many thanks, Mike Faricy