Jimmy Homestead’s glory days as a high school stud are a distant memory. His adulthood has amounted to temporary jobs, petty crime and discount whiskey. But when he wins $43 million on the lottery all that changes.
With money, everything is great for Jimmy, until people from his past start coming out of the woodwork seeking payback over transgressions Jimmy thought were long forgotten.
Caught in the middle are private detective Dan Reno and his friend Cody Gibbons – two men just trying to make a living.
Reno, fighting to save his home from foreclosure, thinks that’s his biggest problem. But his priorities change when Gibbons and Jimmy are kidnapped by a gang of cartel thugs. In a fight to save his friend’s life, Reno is drawn into a case that will result bodies scattered all over northern Nevada.
But Can Reno save his friend?
Blind luck is the second instalment in the Dan Reno series and a solid entry which serves as a standalone story as well as another chapter in the series.
As with the first book, Blind Luck is written in first-person, past-tense throughout, which is a staple for this sort of ‘gumshoe’ type read.
As before, Stanton’s use of dialogue is skilled and his plotting is tight and aggressively-paced. This reader would like Stanton to explore the consequences on Reno of his lifestyle and adventures, and to develop the character with each title. Reno is very fine creation and I’m looking forward to seeing him evolve as the series progresses.
If love you well-written books with plenty of action and some well-constructed set pieces, biting and dark humour, then you could do a lot worse than Blind luck.