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Reviewed by Jose Cornelio for Readers' Favorite
The Sower: A Novel is the second book in the Chimera Chronicles by Rob Jung. It follows a private detective, Ronni Brilliant, a former Marine MP who is in a difficult dilemma. Three-and-a-half years after the murder of Lorraine Blethen, Ronni's detective agency is hired to do what local law enforcement has been unable to do — solve the murder of Lorraine Blethen. Their client is none other than Hamilton Blethen, Lorraine’s grandson and the only “official” suspect in her murder. Hamilton has suffered a lot because of the death of his grandmother, including a year-long coma after a serious beating. Ronni flies to Boston to meet him face-to-face. But the encounter, instead of offering clear answers, plunges the detective into murkier waters. She begins to suspect her client when they meet and things get worse when he fires her. Determined to uncover the truth, Brilliant seeks out Hamilton's mother, a path that eventually leads to a media magnet, Magnolia Kanaranzi, who is in the middle of a senate campaign and who employs wealth and power to make sure the investigation is disrupted. Can Brilliant solve this case or become one more victim?
Rob Jung’s novel is cleverly plotted and it has twists that I never saw coming, with characters that are multilayered and a protagonist that is genuinely flawed; a transgender former marine MP with her own inner demons to deal with. The Sower: Book Two of the Chimera Chronicles is an original story and while it is the second entry in a series, it reads well as a standalone novel. The central theme is murder, but the author does an impeccable job in exploring personal identity, politics, and family dynamics in the narrative. The prose is flawless, the descriptions extraordinary and captivating, and the setting vividly portrayed. It is an immensely enjoyable read for fans of sleuth novels with well-developed characters and twisty plotlines.