Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Buried Biker ( A Jesse Damon Crime Novel) - K M Rockwood

Jesse Damon, ex-con trying to get on with life on the outside. That means, head down, work, occasional visit to the library and keeping far away from trouble. Unfortunately, trouble finds him all to easily.

When Detectives Montgomery and Belkins apprehend and bring him in for questioning, Jesse goes along with it, no questions just a 'yes sir, no sir'. But he's in for a shock when he's the told the reason for his 'arrest'. His girlfriend (and colleague from work) Kelly, has been raped and badly beaten. She's in hospital but people around her are saying it was Jesse that did it.

Caught between a rock and a hard place, Jesse needs to know what happened. Aware that Kelly's biker dad - someone he met whilst inside - is on release, Jesse kept away from Kelly's home. Hanging around known felons is a violation of his parole and the last thing he wants to do is go back inside.

Hounded by the two detectives, a reporter hell bent on getting a major scoop and striving to stay clear of Kelly's dad and his biker chums makes it very difficult to find out what exactly happened. How could she possibly think he had anything to do with the heinous crime and who's taking care of her two children?

The next episode after Fostering Death, Jesse finds himself, yet again in the thick of things. It seems no matter what this likable ex-con does he can't stop being accused of something. With the added problem of the reporter, a biker gang and avoiding get-rich-quick schemes from Aaron it doesn't take long for him to see the inside of jail. How can he stay off the radar?

Another gripping and brilliant chapter in the life story of Jesse Damon. Rockwood's gutsy, realistic story of an ex-jailbird continues to be engaging and absorbing. The style remains the same - easy to read with few yet distinctive descriptions of the environment that Jesse lives in; and the characters personalities continue to build and deepen. With an ending that leaves you wanting more, I can't wait to see what happens next. A highly recommended read for all crime genre fans.

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