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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
In Moonshine Mesa by A.W. Baldwin, seeking justice for his younger sister's death from a fentanyl overdose, Parker Barnes shifted careers and joined a property management company under Betty Coulter. Now, sent to replace the pressure gauges at a remote station in Cedar Flute ruins along with his partner Dom, Parker discovers anomalies that hint at a deeper conspiracy. When Dom is unexpectedly murdered, Parker is rescued by a reclusive moonshine-making loner named Relic. Meanwhile, bees, crows, and a university professor have mysteriously died at Cedar Flute ruins. After Parker and Relic inadvertently save the life of headstrong Deputy Dawson, who is investigating the case, they must find a way to catch the culprits and bring them to justice before the people pulling the strings flee the country.
Moonshine Mesa is a sleuth murder mystery, crime-drama thriller, and action novel all rolled into one page-turner. With some generous use of dry humor, A.W. Baldwin delivers a suspenseful novel that entertains you until the end. The plotting is intricate, and the narrative has a brisk pace that refuses to slow down for a second. Baldwin's witty dialogue and humor make for an enjoyable reading experience, enhanced by the vibrant characters whose personalities leap off the pages. I especially loved it when Deputy Dawson briefly joined the duo of Parker and Relic, creating a fascinating dynamic between the three. If you enjoy crime capers, dry humor, and quirky characters, you won't go wrong with Moonshine Mesa.