Thursday, October 8, 2015

Book Review: For the Dignified Dead by Michael Genelin


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Brish Books, via Netgalley, 
for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it




For the Dignified Dead  cover

Synopsis:


The gripping new thriller by Michael Genelin, “a master storyteller” (Library Journal), featuring the unforgettable Commander Jana Matinova, “one of the more intriguing characters in fictional thrillerdom” (Kirkus Reviews) 


A woman’s body is pulled from the frozen Danube in Bratislava. Police Commander Jana Matinova recognizes the killer’s calling card. She had him in her grasp once before …and he slipped away. But not this time. Determined to end the bloody killing spree, Matinova’s investigation plunges her into the center of an international conspiracy involving hundreds of millions of dollars and turns the hunter into the hunted. Pursued by vicious assassins, Matinova charges across Europe in a relentless quest for the truth…and dignity for the dead. 


Review:
This book didn't go for History Corner, but it WILL teach you a lot about the former Soviet areas, that are now countries, like Slovakia. I had never read any of the books in the series, so when I read the description, I knew it was a good book for some Fall reading. And I was right! This is a mystery tied into another mystery, with a spider web of deceit that is slow to unravel, but comes at you at the perfect pace. I had a hard time putting the book down, as it is so unique! Matinnova has an unique relationship with her boss, is stuck with an employee who vexes her at every opportunity and a mayor to contend with, on top of her investigative duties. She is a wonderfully strong, resourceful woman officer, and a great lead character. If you are looking for something different than traditional American and British police procedurals, pick up this book. I promise you when you finish, you'll be wanting to read all the previous books in the series!


About the Author:

Michael Genelin is a writer, lawyer, and international consultant in government reform.  He is also the author of four highly acclaimed Jana Matinova novels, REQUIEM FOR A GYPSY, THE MAGICIAN'S ACCOMPLICE, DARK DREAMS, and SIREN OF THE WATERS, with a fifth in the series, FOR THE DIGNIFIED DEAD, about to be published.  A graduate of UCLA Law School, he has served as a consultant for the US State Department and USAID in Central Europe (esp. Slovakia), Africa, Asia, and Haiti.  He now lives with his wife in Los Angeles.

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