MOONLIGHT MILE

Written by Dennis Lehane

Review written by Adrian Magson

Adrian Magson is the author of 22 crime and spy thrillers. His next book ‘Rocco and the Nightingale’ (The Dome Press), the fifth in his French police series set in Picardie in the 1960s, is out on 19 October 2017 More information https://www.adrianmagson.com/


MOONLIGHT MILE
Little Brown
RRP: £16.99
Released: 3rd February 2011
Hdbk

 It’s been a long twelve years since Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro hit the streets of Boston. Twelve years older, but not necessarily wiser, Patrick and Angie are now almost a conventional married couple, right down to their own .4, Gabby. Now, instead of their own PI business, Patrick is working odd-jobs for a security company, waiting for a full-time position and all the economic and health benefits that will bring, while Angie is training to be a special needs teacher.

 Then a piece of history comes calling. Amanda McCready, the 4-year-old who went missing all those years ago (in Gone, Baby, Gone) and caused them so much grief, has gone missing again. And Patrick is expected to go find her, because, in most people’s judgement, he shouldn’t have rescued her in the first place from the uncle and aunt who kidnapped her last time (for her own good) and handed her back to her neglectful and abusive mother. But that’s a moral question he’s been living with ever since.

 Trouble is, Patrick is torn by the needs of his family, his attempts to get a steady job, and a steady weariness in a fast-changing world. He and Angie are feeling their years, examining their position in life and finding it tough, especially now they’ve got Gabby to consider. But you can’t keep a good duo down, and they soon manage to talk each other round to doing the right thing.

 This isn’t the same old Patrick and Angie, however. Realism has set in along with the years and Patrick has lost his edge. The bad guys are younger, faster, nastier and hungrier than before; they don’t know Patrick Kenzie and could care even less… and he knows it. He also knows he has got too much to lose by tangling with the wrong people.

 Especially people like Russian mobster Kirill Borzakov and his gunmen, Yefim and Pavel.

 Amanda, he discovers, has gone on the run after stealing a rare and valuable artefact called the Belarus Cross, and a baby belonging to her friend Sophie. The Cross doesn’t belong to Borzakov, but he thinks it does. The baby has been promised to his wife, Violetta, but she is as mad as a snake and should be declared a toxic child-free zone. Borzakov doesn’t care, though – he’s hooked on snorting his own drugs and will kill everyone to get the baby and the Cross back.

 The one bright spot in Patrick’s firmament is Bubba Rogowski, his psychopath of a friend, and here at least, nothing has changed. Bubba demonstrates that his uncompromising attitude to anyone crossing his friends has not diminished. If anything, it’s fired up even more now he is ‘uncle’ to little Gabby, and Borzakov threatens to do her harm.

 The main characters here are as engaging as ever, the action as tense, the situation just as fraught on all sides. And there’s a wealth of attraction in the subsidiary characters, too, such as Dre, a once-doctor who trades in unwanted babies and takes too much medication; Amanda McCready, who is too cool for her own good; and Yefim, the almost likeable Russian killer with a neat line in chat and his own agenda.

 My only reservation was a personal one (and therefore not one I lay at Mr Lehane’s door in any way). I just don’t like familiar heroes growing older and slowing down. Heroes should go on, stepping blithely through doors which we ourselves wouldn’t dare open (or couldn’t), with a smile on their lips, a song in their heart and a mate called Bubba bringing up the rear. Unrealistic, perhaps, but there you go. However, in this excellent book, it’s definitely a case of a door closing rather than opening, and this time for good…

 Shame. But a great read.

i dream my husband cheated on me why do wife cheat how many women cheat on husbands
I cheated on my wife click here website
buy generic viagra online buy levitra online viagra go
read here redirect cheaters
open infidelity signs online affair
what makes a husband cheat women who cheat on men what causes women to cheat
website having an abortion cost of abortion pills
why women cheat in relationships women that cheat click here
spy on phones spyware on android phones phone tracking app
why do women cheat on their husbands infidelity marriage affairs
android text monitoring app mobile phone spy spyware android phone
abortion jokes procedure of abortion article on abortion
letter to husband who cheated femchoice.org why men cheat on beautiful women
i cheated on my husband and got pregnant link should i cheat on my husband
why do people cheat link i dreamed my wife cheated on me
i want an affair click my wife cheated on me with my father
cialis coupon free open coupons for cialis 2016
viagra 200mg read thyroxine
tretinoin 0.025% mtibytes.com ventolin pill
prescription drugs coupons open coupon for free viagra
wifes who cheat storyofcheating.com looking for affair
how much does it cost for an abortion click medical abortion pill
sumatriptan migraine headache http://sumatriptannow.com/migraine-headache sumatriptan migraine headache
coupon for prescription prescription coupons free printable cialis coupons
augmentin pret saveapanda.com augmentin 375
tadalafil 20mg tablets mazsoft.com tadalafil 20 mg
viagra kaufen read viagra bei frauen
amoxicillin nedir link amoxicillin 500 mg
in clinic abortion pill types of abortion pill abortion pill cons
voltarene posologie voltarene gel voltarenactigo
cialis cialis tadalafil cialis 20 mg
clomid cycle clomid proviron pct clomid testosterone
medical abortion pill how much is the abortion pill abortion pill price
cheap abortion pill albayraq-uae.com how much is an abortion pill
lilly cialis coupons ainalfaras.net cialis coupon codes
abortion pill alternatives reasons for abortion pill against abortion pill facts
feldene gel precio gerarprieto.com feldene
abortion price abortion pill cost abortion pill cost
abortion clinics in houston tx articles on abortion pill abortion pill
abortion centers how much is it to get an abortion consequences of abortion
prescription drug cards cialis discount coupons online free prescription cards discount
discount drug coupon cialis sample coupon internet drug coupons
naltrexone implant australia open who can prescribe naltrexone
revia manufacturer s467833690.online.de naltrexone depression treatment
depade naltrexone saveapanda.com revia and alcohol
cefuroxim kinder cefuroxim makrolid cefuroxim alkohol


Home
Book Reviews
Features
Interviews
News
Columns
Authors
Competitions
Blog
Shop
About Us
Contact Us

Privacy Policy | Contact Shots Editor

THIS WEBSITE IS © SHOTS COLLECTIVE. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED ELECTRONICALLY EITHER WHOLLY OR IN PART WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION OF THE EDITOR.