Hot Start, the fifth volume in the Cordell Logan series, is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride filled with plenty of unexpected twists and full-throttle action.
A notorious, international big-game hunter and his beautiful, former dental hygienist wife are gunned down at long range late one sweltering summer night, while swimming naked on their seaside estate in opulent Rancho Bonita, California. Police investigators are convinced that the killer is a strident, outspoken animal-rights activist, with both military experience and a criminal record. The evidence against him would appear overwhelming - until rumors begin to surface that others may have had their own reasons for committing murder.
The last thing flight instructor, aspiring Buddhist, and ex-government assassin Cordell Logan wants to do is become involved in the investigation. He and the accused, however, have mutual friends. Reluctant at first, Logan finds himself caught up in an increasingly confounding enigma, one that swirls around a popular congressman with close ties to the White House, a European call girl ring, and a ruthless Czech crime boss who'll stop at nothing to protect his interests. Pursuing the truth will take Logan to places few others would dare go, exposing him to dangers that even he may not survive.
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I'm a new fantastic of David Freed!
Without a doubt, the whole series actually.
I have just finished listening to Cordell Logan series and the only thing I would change is that I think the books are too short. The stories are great and the plots are well constructed with an easy to follow course of events. There are no super human heroics and no surprise characters that jump out at the end of the book to blame the crimes on. Instead what you have is a mystery that is so well crafted that you won't guess who done it until the author reveals who.
In this book a husband (who runs big game hunts)and wife are shot from long range. Logan's ex father-in-law calls him because he believes his nephew (an animal rights activist) has been framed and railroaded.
David Freed has a great sense of humor and sprinkles some really hysterical lines throughout. Many having to do with his cat Kiddiot.
If you are able to guess who and why then you are better than I am because I couldn't.
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excellent narration combined with great story
- Diana "Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)"