Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Danger in the Rain: A Ted Danger Mystery is a work of fiction in the action and mystery subgenres. It is best suited for the mature adult reading audience owing to the use of explicit language throughout, some sexual references, and occasional violence, and was penned by author Douglas Boatman. In this thrilling mystery tale, we meet private eye Ted Danger as he takes on a new client, the rich and intriguing Nicki Vavul. As Ted sets off for Pompano with a quest to find the sleazy figure Nicki wants locating, so begins a wild ride of mindbending trials and surprises that have waited decades to be unveiled.
Fans of pulp crime and fast-paced mystery novels are sure to adore this pacey story filled with sharp wit and hilarious circumstances. Author Douglas Boatman knows the genre well, and also knows how to twist his plotline in interesting new directions which subvert expectations but still fit the wry, slick tone of this darkly enjoyable tale. A feature that I especially enjoyed was the craftsmanship that the author puts into his dialogue, which moves the plot forward with some very helpful, relevant facts that are well placed, but these are naturally woven into smooth and amusing parlance that makes you want to listen to these characters for days on end. Overall, Danger in the Rain: A Ted Danger Mystery is a must-read for fans seeking high-octane mystery and thrills with plenty of enthralling conspiracy, steamy relationship content, and even a few surreal, magical surprises on the way.