THE BIG HIT                                           JAMES NEAL HARVEY
Posted:  March 7, 2015

The Big HitIn Harvey's first new thriller in more than fifteen years, a starlet's murder draws an NYPD detective into a cross-country manhuntMongo wakes up, brushes his teeth, and prepares to kill a movie star. He needs a wig and a phony press pass, as well as a very special tape recorder that holds two flechettes, one of which is earmarked for screen siren Catherine Delure. A bit of smooth talk takes Mongo past Delure's security and into her hotel room, where he completes his assignment with ease. The hit was simple, he thinks. But it is about to go terribly wrong.Delure appears to have been shot during a robbery, but homicide detective Jeb Barker is not fooled. Tracking the self-assured assassin leads the PI first to Las Vegas, then to California--where blue sky and palm trees cannot distract him from the darkness within the hit man's heart.

This is a murder mystery but you already know who did it but you follow along as New York detective Jeb Baker, tries to figure it out. Already in trouble from another case he is just trying to figure out who killed the actress and her assistant. The lead detective thinks it is a robbery but he is not so sure. The case sends him to L.A. where it gets more confusing and just when he thinks he has a lead some photos turn up of him that make him look like he was partying in L.A. and doing his job. I like the characters in this book and I like how the author goes back and forth from the detective and the hit man. You get to see each side that for me made the book more enjoyable to read. Also made for a better ending than I thought. So overall a good book. I got this book from net galley.  I give this 4 stars.

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