BirdDog Boogie

A Jake Eliam ChickenBone Mystery Series

Fiction - Sports
366 Pages
Reviewed on 08/17/2023
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Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite

Cliff Yeargin's BirdDog Boogie follows a mix of funny and dangerous characters and their chaotic, intriguing treasure hunt. Before Shoestring Stubbs died, he buried a treasure of stolen baseball memorabilia and created a map of its location. Forty years later, veteran baseball scout Grady "Biscuit" Bailey claims to have the map to the stolen treasure and hopes Jake Eliam, a private investigator with a passion for baseball, will find it. Jake embarks on a search for the lost treasure with a group of interesting characters and meets several challenges and dangers on his wild adventure: a bounty hunter on the prowl, a Secret Service sniper, snakes, rainy days, pits, shootouts, heartless criminals, and even rumors about a wandering ghost. Will Jake find the buried treasure or die trying?

BirdDog Boogie is notably hilarious. Several lines from the book had me laughing hysterically, including the statement about someone's tan looking like "somebody stuck his head inside a hot fryer." However, it's not all fun and games since the humor is skillfully merged with a spine-chilling atmosphere involving killers and possible sightings of a ghost. The banter and exchanges, while the characters are stuck in a standoff, remind me of theatrical and suspense-filled scenes from old Western movies. Additionally, baseball fans will love the terminologies used brilliantly in several parts of the book. From the creative names to the humorous remarks and unusual characters, BirdDog Boogie packs in several unforgettable, playful features, albeit well-mixed with dark themes. I enjoyed every bit of Cliff Yeargin's fascinating and character-rich story, and it had me craving other books about Jake Eliam.