Friday, 11 April 2014


by Ty Hutchinson
Abby Kane FBI Thriller
Gangkruptcy Press (June 3 2013)
373 pages - 3,28 $ (kindle edition)

After reading Corktown Ty Hutchinson, I discovered with pleasure that Tenderloin was on Netgalley. I appreciate Abby Kane, the FBI agent who struggles to be as devoted a mother as a bad guys hunter. My thanks to Patchwork  Press for this title!

The blurb

Life in San Francisco could not be better for FBI Agent Abby Kane and family. With white-collar crimes dominating her work schedule, chasing deranged killers is a thing of the past, until the body of a dead DEA agent pops up in Bogotá.

Ordered to Colombia for answers, Abby’s investigation takes her deep into the Amazon jungle where she discovers evidence of strange experiments at a rundown lab. When she later crosses paths with one of the scientists involved, she learns that a new drug has been invented, and its danger isn’t the addictive high but the terrifying side effects.

Abby believes the cartels are behind the drug, but the locals think it’s one man. They call him The Monster.

Why you should read that book

First, because Abby is a lovable character - one feels that the author loves her the way he writes her. She does not lack of humor nor courage, even if she's sometimes a little too masculine in her reactions. Her children are still present, even more than in Corktown (where they appeared only in texting) . This time, we enter her house and see her interact with them. Again, the children are in danger, which I hope will not be a habit, because I find series in which the family is always in danger tedious (even though we know that in the end nothing will happen to them!)

For the fluidity of the story: it reads quickly and you won't get bored. Well, certainly there are sometimes a few facilities in the story and it's easy to understand who The Monster is before the end but it doesn't spoil the pleasure of reading this novel.

For the travel: Ty Hutchinson takes us through the streets of San Francisco, makes us appreciate the food in Bogotá and leads us into the jungle where a tribe makes us live an eventful evening. This is undoubtedly a highlight of the author, he knows how to make us travel and integrate different cultures.

In a nutshell

A light and enjoyable book. An ideal reading an afternoon at the pool or in a train bound to anywhere, with a character, Abby, that one loves to follow. This is a 3.5 / 5 for me.

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