"The Raven" by author Mike Nappa is full of suspense and thrills. An actor who performs by using the name The Raven, loves to steal whatever he can from people in his audience while they are watching his show. It is all going well when he gets more than he bargains for, when he decides to steal money from a well known person. He cannot leave well enough alone and then he tries to get more money from him. What is he going to do when he is in big trouble with the Ukrainian Mafia? Will Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill who are private investigators be able to keep him safe?
I loved that the A Coffey & Hill books reference Poe. It keeps me wondering what other parallels there might be. These characters are not model citizens, and yet I found myself hoping that they would find a way out alive. This is not your average Christian novel, and be prepared for the ride. Once I started reading, it was hard to put down. I give this book a 4/5.
"A thrill ride into the stark territory between grace and the letter of the law."--Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author
As part of his regular street performance, a deception specialist who goes by the name The Raven picks his audience's pockets while they watch. It's harmless fun--until he decides to keep the spare wallet a city councilman doesn't seem to miss, hoping for a few extra bucks. When he finds not money but compromising photos of the councilman and his "personal assistants," The Raven hatches a plan to blackmail the man. However, he quickly finds himself in over his head with the Ukrainian Mafia and mired in a life-threatening plot code-named, "Nevermore."
Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill must scramble to sort out the clues--and their complicated feelings for each other--to rescue The Raven and save hundreds of lives from a wildcard bent on revenge.
Mike Nappa snags readers from the first page of this fast-paced thriller--and he never lets go until the end.