Author: Giacomo Giammatteo
5 out of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Crime Thriller
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of crime thrillers
Trigger Warnings: murder, rape, domestic violence, sexual slavery, child neglect, kidnapping
My Thoughts: This second book in the Friendship & Honor series brings new problems for both Nicky and Frankie. One thing I haven't mentioned about these books—all the books by this author I've been reading—is that absolutely everyone smokes all the time. Or so it seems. Well, truth be told a few don't, but overall... most of the characters smoke. If you're trying to cut back or quit, this book might make it difficult.
I really liked Sherri Miller and I have liked Lou Mazzetti all along. Lou is more prominent in this book, and he tended to really make me laugh, especially his interactions with Sherri. Here is a good example where Lou discusses a case with Sherri:
Lou took out another smoke. “I talked to a couple who said the elevator's been broken down about ten days. Likely means the guy knew it was out. So what, do you think it's someone who knew I would draw the case and they wanted to kill me in some fancy way, making me climb these steps?”I felt really bad for Alex and, to a lesser extent, Kesha. It would be tough to be a kid in those sorts of circumstances. I loved Frankie a little for taking care of those kids the way he did.
If you like crime thrillers, and have enjoyed this author's previous books, then definitely give this one a read. The author's abilities have been improving steadily from good to outstanding. There is less mob in this one, but still plenty of gang activity. I really enjoyed it.
Series Information: Friendship and Honor series
Book 1: Murder Takes Time, review linked here
Book 2: Murder Has Consequences
Disclosure: I received an e-book copy of this from PIC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: It's easy to give your life for someone you love. It's much harder to kill for them. For a select few people, friendship lasts forever. Nicky Fusco and Frankie Donovan were friends like that, but that was years ago. Now Frankie's a detective in Brooklyn's Homicide department, and Nicky is a reformed hit man. But when Frankie gets in trouble—and the law can't help him—he turns to Nicky. The problem is that Nicky promised his family, and God, that he'd go straight.
Murder Has Consequences
by Giacomo Giammatteo
on Tour October 1 - November 30, 2013
Book Details:Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Published by: Inferno Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2/20/2013
Number of Pages: 383
Note: Excessive strong language, Graphic violence, Explicit sexual scenes
Synopsis:For a select few people, friendship lasts forever. Nicky Fusco and Frankie Donovan were friends like that, but that was years ago. Now Frankie’s a detective in Brooklyn’s Homicide department, and Nicky is a reformed hit man. But when Frankie gets in trouble—and the law can’t help him—he turns to Nicky.
The problem is that Nicky promised his family, and God, that he’d go straight.
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Author Bio:Giacomo Giammatteo lives in Texas, where he and his wife run an animal sanctuary and take care of 41 loving rescues. By day, he works as a headhunter in the medical device industry, and at night, he writes.
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