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Russian Roulette (Hannibal Jones Mystery Series) Paperback – June 1, 2009
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"Russian Roulette" was my first brush with Hannibal Jones and the thing about the character that immediately struck me was his completely open and straightforward approach to a case. No Sherlock Holmes here folks, as Hannibal is not a master of deduction. If Hannibal wants to know something, he simply goes to the individual, tells them what he is about and asks for information. And while a couple of buxom manipulating dames are included in the tradition of any good detective story, he's no booze, broads and bullets dick in the style of Mike Hammer either. One could liken him, perhaps, to a steely black pinball with shades bouncing where his leads take him throughout the D.C. beltway and beyond.
That brings up one fun aspect of the story. You never know what interesting locations you might discover while searching out clues. After reading the story, I found myself wanting to check out a couple of the sites introduced therein. Another thing I discovered while reading "Russian Roulette" was that I really liked Hannibal Jones, so much so that I was willing to become invested in his personal life and get emotionally involved when both his girlfriend Cindy and Hannibal's relationship with her are threatened.
This was a good read, and one could deduce the mystery if reading carefully. Now that I have been introduced to Hannibal, I think that I'll go check out some of his earlier case files.
Falls Church, VA
This is a fast paced, twisting mystery! If you like the Alex Cross series by James Patterson you will like this series as well!
The writing is tight and crisp with a tone perfect for a private investigator mystery. In addition to the solid mystery, the author does a wonderful job with background descriptions including details of the smells and sights surrounding Hannibal.
This was my first Hannibal Jones read but won't be my last. Although it is part of a series I found it was fine to jump into this book. It is a very good PI mystery thriller!
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Hannibal is being forced to dig up the facts on a wealthy and well-connected Algerian who is set to marry the daughter of a deceased big wig within the Russian mob! Her old flame, Aleksandr Ivanovich (an enforcer for the same group of 'gentlemen') needs to know if his beloved will be cared for the way he thinks she deserves. To insure Hannibal's cooperation, Alexander gives an ultimatum: Protect the love of my life or lose yours! Given no choice, Hannibal sets out to get the information on a man who may not be at all what he seems!
All the while, Hannibal's girlfriend Cindy is unaware she is in any danger and is busy looking for her dream house she wants to share with Hannibal--but is he ready for that kind of commitment? Add in the fact that Cindy has a lot more money than Hannibal and his male ego may be getting in the way of his lifetime of happiness with the woman he loves. But before he can make any commitments, he has to save her life--without her even knowing about it.
In RUSSIAN ROULETTE, Hannibal gets to do what Hannibal does best--kick butt and take names--and he never even gets a scratch on those signature Oakleys!
This is hands-down and by far the BEST Camacho novel YET! The pacing is fast, the action is heart-pounding and Mr. Camacho's word choice is sublime! The pictures he paints with words are worthy of the term MASTERPIECE!
If you're only going to read one thriller this year--make it RUSSIAN ROULETTE, but read it TWICE!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another in the Hannibal Jones series. In this one Hannibal uses his brains more than his Braun to conclude his business. It was nice to not see him get beat up again.Published 12 months ago by Ed Krizek
Somewhat interesting for light fare. I did not start with the first book in the series so I was somewhat lost.Published 20 months ago by Georgia Champion
Great book. Totally different from the series. Hannibal finds himself in a bit less control in this book. Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by Donna S
I've read the entire Hannibal Jone series and Russian Roulette continues to be a great story as well. Read morePublished on March 19, 2013 by shamcq
Quick reading...it is so easy to purchase from Amazon and read on kindle...but book was just middle of the road.Published on February 18, 2013 by Maxwell's Mom
I'm not crazy about crime mystery books. I think this was my second, but I really enjoyed it. I found the characters to be believable and i found myself curious about Hannibal's... Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Tiffany
I found it refreshing that the main charecter was a black man. It seems that almost all action books have a white dude as the hero. Kind of cool. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Amazon Customer