Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dead Run by PJ Tracy

5 stars
R- 2 maybe

It's a whole new ball game.

And I don't just mean for the characters.

While the first two Monkeewrench books were more or less your standard "whodunnit" murder mysteries, this one is not. Not at all.

Dead Run is an action/thriller. And it's definitely the most intense of the three I've read so far.

And while it's not quite as funny as Live Bait was, it's got some great laugh out loud moments!

The Monkeewrench crew is more present in this one then they were in Live Bait, and Halloran and Sharon return also. Magozzi is present, of course, but Dead Run isn't as much about him as Live Bait was.

All in all, it was really good and I'm really enjoying these as a series, though each book could also stand alone reasonably well.

I'm looking forward to reading the next one-- Snow Blind-- and according to Amazon the 5th book is set to come out next summer.


  1. I know this is an older review, but I just finished reading this book this past weekend and it was a really intense thriller - I think more intense than the first two books. I loved seeing the Wisconsin people back - esp. Mike Halloran and Sharon Mueller.

  2. Thanks for stopping by!

    Yeah, this one was WAY INTENSE. Way way intense.

    I think the new one is coming out soon!!