And now for something different....
When NetGalley sent me info on this book,
I knew it was going to be a rollicking read...
Synopsis: When Buck Schatz, senior citizen and retired Memphis cop, learns that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, Buck decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the loot. But a lot of people want a piece of the stolen treasure, and Buck’s investigation quickly attracts unfriendly attention from a very motley (and murderous) crew in Daniel Friedman's Don't Ever Get Old.
You can read an excerpt on the publisher's site!
Review: A review has called the book 'Geriartic Noir' and I think that's a pretty apt description! The book starts off a little slow, but once you get to liking Buck, you'll find yourself flipping pages quicker and quicker, trying to see how the tale will work itself out! Kudos to the author for thinking 'outside the box' and showing that just because Buck has been retired for 30 years, doesn't mean he's not smart enough to solve the puzzle and show up the current cops!
Course Buck has some help along the way from his grown grandson, and a varied set of characters. You may see the twist at the end coming, but how it gets resolved will leave you smiling and cheering! And maybe saying 'Yup that's a Buck Schatz moment' to yourself when you see something on tv or the net that shares the same courageousness (read the book, and that sentence will make a WHOLE lot more sense). The author also gently and adeptly handled the realities of those in their 70/80s and how something simple can lead to a total change in lifestyle, both for them, and their spouse. You'll miss Buck after you close the last page, but will be wishing him well!
Pick this book up if you want a really good tale, that you will laugh out loud and be rolling your eyes along with, and wishing you will be Buck when you 'grow up'!
About the Author: A lawyer in NYC, his writing has been published at McSweeney's, Yankee Pot Roast, Science Creative Quarterly and The Big Jewel. Check out his blog for more!
Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from netGalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it