There are three types of addicts…the outer, middle and inner circles. The outer do the light stuff, more dabbing into trying things. The middle are the people do spend a little more time and money focusing on their addictions. Lastly there is the inner circle. These are the hard core people. LAPD homicide detective Hayden Glass is in the middle circle. Hayden’s addiction is sex or porn. Hayden is just about to log off his computer when he sees a link that advertisings real live women. Hayden logs on and this is where Hayden meets Cora.
Hayden tracks Cora down. The next thing Hayden knows, two men come storming into the room and accost Hayden. When Hayden awakes Cora is gone. Hayden soon discovers that he has stumbled upon a large sex ring that is run by the Russian mafia. The FBI asks Hayden for his assistance. There is no turning back for Hayden now. The only question left is…will Hayden make it out alive?
While I liked this book for its gritty story line and though as nails character in Hayden, there was a few times there I felt for me that the intensity levels dropped some. I thought Mr. Schwartz showed the down and dirty side of law enforcement. Hayden is a strong character. Unfortunately, he wasn’t strong enough to keep my interest all the way until the end. This book started out strong but then lost some of its speed in the middle but ended on a high note. I could picture this book being turning into a movie. Beat takes a licking but keeps on ticking.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Stephen Jay Schwartz grew up in New Mexico and traveled the Unites States extensively before settling down in Los Angeles. There he became the director of development for Wolfgang Petersen, helping develop films such as Outbreak and Air Force One. BEAT is his second novel.
A recent interview with Schwartz about BOULEVARD is found here:
For more, visit: http://www.stephenjayschwartz.com/ .
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