Reviewed by Becca
SERIES: Boystown #7
AUTHOR: Marshall Thornton
PUBLISHER: Kenmore Books
LENGTH: 194 Pages
RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2015
In the seventh book of the best-selling Boystown Mystery series, Private Investigator Nick Nowak finds himself simultaneously working two cases for his new client, law firm Cooke, Babcock and Lackerby. A suburban dentist has been convicted of murdering her adulterous husband. Nick is asked to interview witnesses for the penalty phase of the trial—and possibly find the dead man’s mistress. At the same time, he’s deeply involved in protecting Outfit underboss Jimmy English from a task force out to prosecute him for a crime he may not have committed. While juggling these cases Nick slowly begins to rebuild his personal life.
We are up to book 7 now and it’s still just as good. I love how this series just flows. From one book to the next it keeps you entranced. Love it.
Nick is actually doing a little better in this book. I was happy to see that. He still has some issues to resolve over losing Harker and the deal with the Slasher, but he’s trying to move on. He’s back investigating. This time with a new law firm. But he has to be careful because they are connected with the Outfit, the local mafia. And it’s personal again to Nick because even though he’s not wanting involvement with the Outfit, he has done work for Underboss Jimmy and he really likes the man. He also has to figure out how find people to witness for a murderess. The more he gets involved in each case, the more things come out of the woodwork. And it’s not good.
Nick’s life is getting back on track. He’s even kinda started seeing a priest who is leaving the church. Complicated, I know. Lol. But Nick never does anything easy. Heaven forbid. He’s even made a truce of sorts with Harker’s mom, who is queen bitch. But with a few tweaks here and there, things seem to be going better. The problem is these cases he’s been asked to look over. The Feds are trying to pin anything they can on Underboss Jimmy and Nick is trying to figure out how to get him out of it. Especially considering they are for murders he didn’t order or commit. The sticker is the Feds have an informant, and Nick is really upset when he finds out who. With his other case, he is figuring out why this woman actually stabbed her husband……and his mistress. When he finds out, he is shocked that AIDS has struck yet again. But then nothing seems to surprise Nick as to the lengths some people will go.
It’s awesome to see Nick happy after all he’s been through. It may not be a perfect happy but he’s making an effort. He finds himself a new place, because staying with Brian hasn’t been working out. He’s kinda co-parenting a teen, and is making an effort to actually date. And I have never been so happy as to see that man buy condoms!! Holy mother of Pearl. He bought condoms! He’s beginning to listen that there needs to be safe sex. And he’s not being such a ho anymore, lol. Seems like Nick is growing up!