Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Goodreads Summary:
Los Angeles cop John "Tidal Wave" McGrave is an unstoppable force of nature who always gets his man...even if it means laying waste to everything around him, including his own career...which is exactly what happens in his pursuit of Sebastian Richter, the ruthless leader of an international gang of violent thieves.

When Richter flees to Berlin, McGrave chases after him...even though the cop doesn't know the language, the laws, or the culture. But McGrave doesn't care...he speaks the universal language of knee in the groin and fist in the face...and he won't let anything get in his way.

Hold on tight for a wild, rollicking, action-adventure novella that captures all of the fun, excitement and pure escapist pleasure of the "Dirty Harry," "Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard" movies...with the humor, sharp dialogue and inventiveness that you've come to expect from Lee Goldberg, bestselling author of "The Walk," "Watch Me Die," "The Dead Man," and fifteen hilarious Adrian Monk mysteries.

"McGrave" is guaranteed to leave you breathless...and with a big smile on your face.

My Review:
The main character, McGrave, is a cop who was visiting his old partner who is now working in the private sector. McGrave turned down a similar job that his old partner offered him and upon leaving realized there was a robbery in progress. Going off of instincts he got involved and tried to stop the break in, which was just enough to swirl him into a new adventure that leads all the way to Berlin, which of course leads to a hot female cop that makes the story even more interesting.

I really enjoyed reading McGrave. It was a gritty, laugh out loud funny, fly by the seat of your pants action adventure. The main character, a cop by the name of McGrave, who does things his own way is a realistic character who the author breathes life into. I found myself laughing out loud in the first paragraph. It felt more like watching a fast paced movie rather than reading a book. I'd highly recommend this one!

4/5 stars

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