Saturday, March 22, 2014
The Bootlegger, begins and ends with dramatic action. Isaac’s boss, Joseph VanDorn, head of the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has been shot, and Isaac directs agents to follow every lead and find the perpetrator. It’s the time of Prohibition in the United States, and rum runners are supplying alcohol to a thirsty nation. Small operators are being edged out of the business by organized criminal elements, including some Russians who have a particular use for their illegal earnings. While Isaac is often a step or two behind the bad guys, it’s no spoiler to say that after many pages of exciting action, Isaac saves the day. Fans of this series and this prolific author are those most likely to enjoy this latest installment. If you’re new to the series, you can start here or anywhere else and get a good sample of what’s in the series. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Bootlegger from amazon.com.