THE STOKER AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR
This is a well-orchestrated story that shows off all the Boss bravado fans have come to love, backed up by an ensemble cast of characters who are totally believable and one hundred percent enjoyable. Five-plus stars to Seattle Red. And bring on the next book in the series. We're all rrrready for yet another Boss Corrrrection.
--Publishers Daily Reviews
Reb MacRath...has a flair for horrific showmanship and an instinct for the jugular that rivals the best writers of the genre.
--John Farris, Author of The Fury
Having worked his magic in San Francisco and elsewhere, Boss MacTavin now introduces us to Seattle and, right away, he has our attention. It's not (necessarily) the cultured 'Emerald City' that's projected to foreigners like myself, and Boss is quick to show us its seediest quarters and its rankest hoodlums. The 'Correction' he's there to make centres on the murder of one individual but gets him involved in a network of organised crime and sees him working his way up through layers of wrongdoers, disposing of many en route and all with the panache of the Mike Hammer-style heroes whose footsteps he follows. The one-liners are immaculate, the face-offs with baddies razor-sharp in both dialogue and action, and the pace is breathtaking.
--Bill Kirton, author of The Jack Carston Mysteries
The book is over the top in a good way. Pure escapist fun. Think James Bond meets hardboiled noir with a colorful cast of characters. Since other reviewers have already done it, I won't go into a synopsis of the story, but suffice it to say, it's a fast fun read that will leave you wanting more Boss MacTavin.
--David North-Martino, Author of Wolves of Vengeance
I'd just about given up on action thrillers - characters with unbelievable or no motives for the many episodes of violence, weak plots...but then along came that seductive old one-eyed southern Scot Boss MacTavin, in a cleverly-plotted story with great twists and turns and a marvelous sting at the end. I was hooked. More, please.
--Sandra Horn, Author of The Stormteller
Vicious violence, black humor, quirky characters, a style that races along--MacRath's novels takes the reader into a murky world of crime and retribution...and a Boss who deals out what he calls Corrections. The author has written intriguing speculative fiction, and this is a new direction. If you like thrillers hard as nails, cool as ice, and smooth as Scotch, give this one a try. I think you'll enjoy it.
--Brad Strickland, Author of The Jim Dallas Thrillers, on Southern Scotch
Highly readable, with both laughs and chills.
--Library Journal on The Suiting
Strongly original. One of a kind.
--Kirkus Reviews on The Suiting
From the Back Cover
PUBLISHERS DAILY REVIEWS
Boss takes his newly acquired (and very un-Bosslike) man bag with him to the mean streets of Seattle in this new mystery that is vintage Boss MacTavin.
His client: Ramona Hinton, who just wants to know who is responsible for the untimely demise of her security guard husband, found in the drug-infested alley behind the convenience store in which he worked.
The case, though, involves far more than what appears to be a random whack job. It turns out to be an epic fight against Organized Retail Crime (ORC), which is running rampant in area stores. Boss joins forces with some highly memorable characters, including local rent-a-cop legend Duncan Jackson (think "Denzel Washington in Crimson Tide") and beefy detective Al Swanson who "was in his mid-forties, six-three, 230 pounds. He appeared to like the sauce and had the pallid complexion and rasp of a serial smoker."
The team is subsequently joined by a gorgeous Geisha to run a sting that will entice the ORC mind trust to reveal themselves, so the Seattle detective team, Al and his partner Bobby, can swoop in and make the pinch.
But it's not that simple. The good guys run up against some tough resistance and before the end the plotline dips and twists on a rollercoaster ride to the surprising finish.
A special highlight: at one point in the story, Boss is forced to make use of a unique boutique called Armless Arms, which specializes in "alternative weapons" from bladed crucifixes to tactical pens to stun guns disguised as cell phones. The resulting firefight -- without any fire -- is truly inventive.
This is a well-orchestrated story that shows off all the Boss bravado fans have come to love, backed up by an ensemble cast of characters who are totally believable and one hundred percent enjoyable.
Five-plus stars to Seattle Red.