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January 16, 2024

Firetrap by Otho Eskin ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

A dangerous drug is spreading through Washington, D.C.—can Marko Zorn take down the company behind it? 

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book cover of police procedural novel Firetrap by Otho Eskin
January 2024; Oceanview Publishing; 978-1608095704
audio, ebook, print (320 pages); police procedural

Since book 1, The Reflecting Pool, I've enjoyed reading about the Marko Zorn. He is a complex character which makes him more interesting to me than a typical police procedural protagonist. While I struggled to get into the plot of book 2, Headshot, I was sucked into the plot of Firetrap pretty quickly.

You don't necessarily have to read the previous books to enjoy this one as background information is provided.

Firetrap reads more like a thriller than a police procedural which might explain why I read this book in less than 24 hours. I just couldn't put it down. 

If you like Bosch, then you will likely enjoy Marko Zorn. He is somewhat of a modern-day hard-boiled detective. He has an extreme sense of justice though his means of achieving it are circumspect. Unfortunately, there's a new boss in charge. She's known for going into a new department and really shaking things up. She doesn't have time for cops who color outside the lines. Zorn has his impressive case-closing record in his favor, but it might not be enough to keep him on the boss's good side.

Zorn doesn't seem like the typical DC- cop. One he has some high-tech toys at his personal disposal. And then there is all his connections to the seedier side of life. They aren't exactly informants either. 

If you are looking for an action-packed read, then definitely get this book.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour.

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