Badass Mama Bear, Jane Hawk has learned her best friends, tasked with taking care of her five-year-old son, have been killed. It’s up to her to travel to Borrego Springs, where The Arcadians, a group indulged in a conspiracy to take over the world, are no doubt waiting for her. She has to rescue Travis, who has been left in the care of autistic loner, Cornell, and bring him once more to safety. She enlists the help of a couple of characters we’ve met before, even if they seem a very unlikely group of aides, and springs into action.
I have long been a fan of Dean Koontz and his genre-bending ways, and The Crooked Staircase is no exception.
Our unwitting heroine, Jane Hawk, is one badass Mama bear, embarking on a one-woman mission to save the world. At times, she’s too good to be true – is there nothing she can’t do?
What a ride The Maori Detective is! From the prologue to the final paragraph, this is one action-packed book. From gangs to blackmail and extortion to a vast foreign government conspiracy, the reader is kept on their toes.
Our protagonist, Carlos Wallace, is escaping his past in Australia and falls into a job as a Private Detective in Christchurch, New Zealand, a city recently ravaged by a devastating series of earthquakes. His boss is an absentee mystery man and his new assistant is a woman also running from her own past.