- File Size: 275 KB
- Print Length: 183 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D4CF5X8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars (17 customer reviews)
- Price: $3.99
1. Short review: (Amazon rating: 4 out of 5 stars -- I like it.)
2. Long review:2.1. What I liked: The cover; the hero, Nicholas Colt; and the story. (Not in that order.)
Roller-coaster or walk-in-the-park? Mostly a roller coaster. And sometimes a scary roller coaster.
Worth the money. A fun summer beach read.
2.2. What I did not like: I was disappointed in the ending. One bad guy got away. YMMV.
2.3. Who I think is the audience: Mystery buffs.
2.4. Is the book appropriate for children to read? Yes. The profanity is minimal, and the racy situations are less explicit than the kiddies see on The Big Bang Theory.
2.5. On the basis of reading this book, will I buy the author's next book? Yes.
2.6. The plot in a nutshell.
Nicholas Colt was a rock star. He lost his band, his wife, and his child when their chartered jet crashed. Now a private investigator, he commemorates the anniversary of that crash by getting dead drunk.
On the day of one such commemoration, Everett Harbaugh arrives at Colt's trailer home to hire him to find his father. Seems the young Mr Harbaugh was begotten on his mother by a sperm donor. When the boy steps out to get something from his Beamer, Colt passes out. When Colt comes to, the Beamer is still there with Harbaugh's keys and cell phone inside, but Everett Harbaugh is gone. Colt concludes that the boy was kidnapped.
A short investigation reveals that two other children by the same donor were murdered on their twentieth birthdays. Harbaugh turns twenty in four days.
This is a mystery. If I tell you the rest of the plot, it will spoil it for you. Suffice it to say that Colt's journey to the truth involves a nut-case fast-food manager, a motorcycle gang, Harbaugh's sire, and Harbaugh's dad. Oh, yeah, and a little propane-torch torture.
The clues to the solution are all there, but I did not put them together until the end.
I received my copy free from Mr Hardin. That obligated me to write an honest review. That did not obligate me to write a favorable review. The good writing did that.
For all his faults, I liked Nicholas Colt. COLT was a fun read.
2.8. Links: Jude Hardin
2.9. Buy the book: COLT