Here is the back flap tease:
Meeting ex-FBI agent Jack Davis in the middle of a shootout is the best thing that could have happened to Veronica “Roni” Chase. But Jack has no idea how deep--and how deadly--his involvement with the mysterious young bookkeeper will get. The pretty accountant may be able to pull a trigger as well as she manipulates a spreadsheet, but her talents may add up to zero if a killer gets their way. As Jack follows Roni into a lethal web of deceit, years in the making, the only thing that might save them--time--is running out.Like all protagonists, Jack Davis has his flaw or Achilles Heel. Unlike a lot of lead characters, though, his is a doozie. With the FBI for 25 years, he didn’t retire or quit under a cloud. He quit because he developed what he calls “the shakes.” Often without warning and often when things get “hairy,” he begins to shake. He can’t control it and it often drops him to his knees. That doesn’t stop him, though. It does, however, put him in some precarious situations.
This case involves gun dealers being robbed and, in the latest incident, killed. He ends up investigating it. Jack has more than just his shakes to deal with. His ex-wife lives with him while she deals with terminal cancer. The woman who often drives him is his past lover. When he doesn’t have someone to drive him, he rides the city bus. And when someone else might give up, he keeps going.
By the end, he solves the case. What he loses, though, is both painful and life-changing. And the chances are you won’t see the killer coming.
No Way Out
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I give No Way Out by Joel Goldman a rating of Hel-of-a-Writer.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FTC Disclaimer: I received No Way Out from Kaye Publicity. Getting a free copy of this book in no way influenced my review. No Way Out has a lot of characters. So many that I got a bit lost at times, but that was the fault of my lack of big chunks of time to read. It also had a most compelling main character. He’s driven by his own demons and past mistakes. He has what would seem to be an insurmountable flaw. When he develops the shakes and crashes to one knee, he pulls himself up, and you the reader, with him. His dying wife does not have a huge role in the book, but she is never far from your mind. Eldon, the gun dealer who is killed coming home from a gun show, stays in your head. It is the characters who inhabit Jack Davis’ world that stick in your memory.