A BlackJack Thriller
He changed his identity.
He moved to Hong Kong.
He changed his life.
But can he change who he really is?
Charles Balcombe, sophisticated, risk-taking lothario was a special investigator. He thinks that taking a PI job to find a missing boy will distract him from his killer instinct. But once a killer…
Can a leopard change its spots? If we have to believe the saying the answer is no. But maybe they did not meet Charles Balcombe yet, because he proves them wrong. He is now a PI, a lady killer and he follows the rules to the letter.
But there is more than meets the eye. When Charles sees some injustice, he forgets about the promise he made to himself and creeps back into the skin of the leopard.
A couple seeks his help, because their son is missing. He decides to take the case as a PI. The reward is great and I am not talking about money only. 😊
There are not a lot of clues to work with and he does not know what to think or does he?
I liked Charles because he fought for the weaker people and justice is high on his list. On the other hand I sometimes felt, taking into account his past, he did not make the most clever decisions.
One thing is for sure. Hong Kong is not the place for me. The police seem not to be your friend and no wonder their jails are so full.
I have the impression the police are not very intelligent and they are rather lazy than tired, but Detective Munro is one to look out for. When brains were distributed, he most certainly had a front row seat booked.
I enjoyed this story and I liked the twists and turns the author treated me to. 5 stars
About the Author
Murray Bailey Is the author of Amazon bestseller Map of the Dead, the first of the series based on his interest in Egyptology. His main series however is the Ash Carter thrillers, inspired by his father’s experience in the Royal Military Police in Singapore in the early 1950s.
Murray is well traveled, having worked in the US, South America and a number of European countries throughout his career as a management consultant. However he also managed to find the time to edit books, contribute to articles and act as a part-time magazine editor.
Murray lives on the south coast of England with his family and a dog called Teddy.