Book 5, Daggers & Steele
Alex P. Berg
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The temperature outside is dropping like a stone, but for Detective Jake Daggers, things are finally heating up. He’s on solid ground with his partner, Steele, he’s overcome his personal demons, and his most recent homicide seems delightfully run-of-the-mill.
Until someone from Daggers’ past rears his unwelcome head.
Now secrets are being unearthed, like roots of a fallen tree—one that could be rotten to its core. And it’s Daggers doing the digging, without anyone to watch his back.
A chill wind blows, and snowflakes are falling. They burn—like droplets of CRUCIBLE STEELE.
In this fourth installment of his D&S, author Berg continues to fill in the backstory of several characters. This never interferes with the narrative, quite the contrary, it fuels it with added depth.
Berg's plots continue to provide proper pep to the series. Their twists and turns never seem arbitrary or specious. They follow form rather than formula. I'd love to see the narratives go a bit more long-form because I think the author capable of that task. However, the book is satisfying as is. I just downloaded #5 and can't wait to read the next installment.