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Book review: Shot of Tequila by J. A. Konrath

Shot of Tequila

Shot of Tequila is the novel where Jack Daniels the Chicago detective makes her first appearance but she is not the star of this book.  This one is all about Tequila. Not giving anything away, he makes choices in his life based on the fact that he has to care of his older handicapped sister so he does a tour for the Olympics and then to make the money he needs to send her to school he agrees to work for the “outfit.”  Tequila is a trained fighter and gymnast and he is wrongfully accused of stealing millions of dollars from the outfit and must fight his was out of many situations.

This book lacked the humor that I’ve seen in the other Konrath pieces I’ve read but it was packed full of action.   I would say it was a good read and according to Konrath this is book one in the Jack Daniels series.  I’ve heard very good things about this series and I’m very interested in seeing what happens to the detective in the next book.


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