Her sidekick is Otis Millett, a private investigator. They're a team. But in Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats, Baby Shark, whose given name is Kristin Van Dijk, is fighting on her own for the majority of the book. She's fighting for Otis' life. She's going to have to find him, get past the guns guarding him and save him. And she's up against some really bad folks.
Showdown at Chigger Flats, set in 1960, starts fast. From page one Otis and Kristin are in a gun fight. It picks up speed from there. And keeps racing to the end. Will Kristin be able to get to Otis in time? Or will he be dead by the time she shoots her way through those standing between her and Otis?
This really is one of those books that starts fast and doesn't let up until the end. It kept me turning pages. I also like that this one put Kristin front and center. For a big chunk of the book, she fought alone, facing down some really nasty folks. She's a hero because she's not only willing to do what has to be done, she does it.
Opening Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats was like slipping into my most comfortable pajamas. Reading it was like being in a heart-racing cross-country bike-a-thon. Finishing it was like saying goodbye to a friend.
It did leave me with a question. Robert, when will the next Baby Shark book be out?
Disclaimer: Robert Fate emailed me to say Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats was out, so I immediately downloaded it and read it on my way home from vacation. Coming home, I lost the five hours I'd gained when I left to go on vacation. 'Course, I didn't actually lose the hours. I just re-set my watch. I wanted to stay awake so I could get my body's time clock back where it should be. So while others around me slept, I read. And I stayed awake. Baby Shark will do that to you. I easily finished it during a layover. My next plane got delayed. Then delayed again. Then delayed. I wish Kristin Van Dijk had been there. She would have gotten that plane in the air.