A "Fang" Mulheisen Mystery by Jon A. Jackson
Review: Readers expecting an appearance by Detective Sergeant Mulheisen in this ninth entry of the mystery series, Badger Games, will be disappointed. Accidently skip a page and you've missed the only reference to the namesake of the series.
That being said, this is a reasonably entertaining book. Joe Service is one of those characters for whom you end up feeling sorry: sure, he's got a lot of faults (killing people being one of them), but look past these faults and he's not a bad guy. The plot is fairly complicated but Jackson keeps the story moving along at a brisk pace to its inevitable conclusion.
The books in this series read like chapters to a greater story. But, as in the case of Badger Games, it isn't necessary to read the previous installments to enjoy the book at hand. It's not clear where Jackson is taking this series, but it sure is a grand ride.
Acknowledgment: Atlantic Monthly Press provided a copy of Badger Games for this review.
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No Man's Dog
Atlantic Monthly Press (Hardcover), July 2004
ISBN-13: 9780871139207; ISBN-10: 0871139200
Location(s) referenced in Badger Games: Montana