Thursday, October 4, 2007

Dirty Martini

I never realized how many series I read until I started keeping this blog, went AWOL for a while and then had to post book after book after book...

I didn't think I read that many series. Guess I was wrong!
The series du jour is the Jack Daniels series by JA Konrath and the book is #4 in the series, DIRTY MARTINI (Hyperion, c2007, ISBN 978-1-4013-0279-5).

In Chicago, Illinois, "The Chemist" is wreaking his own kind of havoc avenging the death of someone he loved. While extorting money from the city he is poisoning the residents with a multitude of deadly toxins by contaminating food around the city.
The book begins:

No security cameras this time, but he still has to be careful.

I'm a big fan of Konrath's and have enjoyed all of the Jacqueline Daniels books. This book, although scary in its own right (because let's face it. Who wants to worry about their greens from the grocery store being POISON free?) but I actually preferred his other three books where the violence and gore was a little more "in your face." I heard that there were quite a lot of people who didn't appreciate the gore and violence however, so he decided to write a book that was 'as' scary but more mental rather than physical. It's too bad people can't keep their opinions to themselves (like moi...)

I will be drinking these until Joe comes out with a new book.


Joy said...

I just put Kontrath on my TBR Series list. Thanks for the encouragement. :)

Shannon said...

I hope you enjoy him as much as I do. He's a fabulous author.

Check out his website at:

To read shorts that he's written and put in PDF format on his site.