Publisher: Musa Publishing
Publication Date: August 22, 2013
Origins: From Author for Review
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Synopsis: Everybody knows snitches get stitches. Or worse.
After years in prison on a murder conviction, Jesse's trying to make it on the street, but nothing comes easy. He's always broke and the police figure he's a natural suspect for almost anything, even without Aaron trying to set him up.
Jesse can't catch a break. His forklift at work is wrecked. His sometimes-girlfriend is furious with him. His basement apartment has a few feet of water in it. And it's still raining.
Wait until his parole officer finds out he's been caught driving Aaron's pickup truck. Without a license. That alone might violate his parole and send him back to prison. Then when Aaron's body is found floating in the flooded stairwell of his apartment, prison looks like a forgone conclusion, unless Jesse can manage to steer the police in another direction.
Series: Steeled for Murder (1), Fostering Death (2), Buried Biker (3), Sendoff for a Snitch (4)
Review: Jesse Damon can’t catch a break. After he spent years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, he’s out on parole and trying to make the best of it. He’s got a job, a sort-of girlfriend, and a crappy basement apartment. Anytime there is a crime, the police are always on him first – even without evidence. It’s the rainstorm of the century and everyone is feeling the effects. Now someone trashed his forklift at work, his girlfriend is furious with him, and a dead body was found in his flooded apartment’s stairwell. Naturally, Jesse’s scared of what will happen to him so he’s decided to figure out the truth on his own.
SENDOFF FOR A SNITCH is the fourth book featuring Jesse Damon. I really do like Jesse. He’s paid for his involvement in the crime his brothers committed and he’s looking to make an honest life for himself – to the right thing. Sometimes it feels as if Jesse doesn’t realize really how many people he’s got in his corner. When a guy from work with whom Jesse hasn’t gotten along with ends up dead in his flooded stairwell during the storm, he knows he can’t go back. Not that there is anything really left there to go back to, but it was ‘home’. I liked following along as Jesse digs down into the truth, because it wasn’t laid out for the reader and we’re just waiting for the main character to catch up. SENDOFF FOR A SNITCH is a good mystery which I think will appeal to many readers!