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Review: Lethal Business by W. Soliman

Title: Lethal Business by W. Soliman
The Hunter Files Book Three
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery
Length: 87,000 words
Book Rating: B

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Book three of The Hunter Files.

Why kill the survivors of a sinking ship?

A speeding boat rams a life raft, leaving no survivors. A man embroiled in an investigation of potential suicide bombers disappears…

Retired inspector Charlie Hunter’s belief that the two events are related leads him to accept a job working a charter between England and France. The only way to find out the truth is to be the man on the inside.

But Charlie’s life is at risk on the rough Channel. All is not as it seems on the shifting seas, and some players are holding secrets that will change the game…and the sunken life raft is the key.

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87,000 words

The Review:

In W. Soliman’s Lethal Business, Charlie Hunter finds himself entangled in yet another intriguing mystery that has many unexpected twists and turns.

Once again, Charlie is unable to resist when his girlfriend, Kara Webb, asks him to look into the disappearance of family friend Gordon Reed. He reluctantly agrees to investigate and his cursory look into the missing man catches the attention of both DCI Jillian Slater and his ex-boss Gerry Monk. Charlie’s subsequent investigation uncovers a startling plot that has far reaching political implications.

Charlie is definitely evolving with each installment of the Hunter Files series. He is on better terms with his ex-wife and his relationship with Kara is on solid ground. Charlie is still pursuing his mother’s killer and his relationships with his stepbrother and dad continue to improve.

Charlie’s investigation into Gordon’s disappearance leads him back to the accident he witnessed. He uncovers puzzling information and his instincts are telling him to distance himself from the case. But threats to his loved ones force Charlie and Kara to continue and they are soon the unwitting pawns in a political game that could cost them their lives.

Lethal Business is an intricately plotted mystery that appears simple on the surface, but is in fact, multi-layered and complex. The storyline is fresh and deals with issues relevant to today’s political climate. Even the most seasoned mystery lover will be surprised by the stunning conclusion of this third installment of W. Soliman’s Hunter Files series.

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Risky Business by W. Soliman

Title: Risky Business by W. Soliman
The Hunter Files Book Two
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery
Length: 92,000 words
Book Rating: B

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Former British police detective Charlie Hunter knows how cold cases can claw at your gut. His mother’s unsolved murder was why he joined the force. Now he’s reluctantly taking on cases as a P.I.–though what he really wants is to be left alone.

When a young woman asks for his help, he can’t say no. Cleo Kendall is convinced that her father, who’s serving a life sentence for murder, isn’t guilty. Everyone thinks the case is closed, but Charlie doesn’t agree. Especially when his investigation leads him to his difficult stepbrother, who may be involved with his mother’s murder and Cleo’s family.

With the deputy chief inspector watching his every move, Charlie delves deeper and deeper into dangerous territory. But someone doesn’t want Charlie getting to the bottom of this case–ever.

92,000 words

The Review:

Risky Business by W. Soliman is an intriguing murder mystery starring retired British police detective Charlie Hunter. Charlie’s investigation into an old case brings him face to face with a nemesis from his days on the police force. The case also intersects with his own troubled past when his investigation casts suspicions on his stepbrother Paul Flint. Charlie is about to discover the killer will do anything to keep his identity concealed.

Charlie Hunter is a fabulous character with a complicated past. He has a contentious relationship with his ex-wife but he is close to his son Harry. Charlie is a tough ex-policeman with street smarts, good instincts and an inability to say no to distressed (and attractive) women. His mother’s murder was a defining moment in his childhood and he is still actively investigating her unsolved murder.

W. Soliman’s Risky Business is a clever mystery that takes many unexpected twists and turns. The investigation into Charlie’s mother’s death is fascinating with each installment of the Hunter Files revealing vital clues about the killer’s identity. Equally fascinating are Charlie’s romantic entanglements with the women in his life.

A solid novel with a compelling and suspenseful storyline, Risky Business is a must read for anyone who enjoys contemporary English mysteries.


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