Friday, October 3, 2014

Book Review: Diamonds Never Die

Title - Diamonds Never Die
Author - Jack Thompson
Series - Raja Williams #4
Genre - Murder Mystery Thriller
Published - September 15th 2014
Publisher - Crackerjack Publishing

This book can be read as a standalone novel or part of the series.

What do an underground Zionist cell, a Harlem drug dealer and the Russian mob have in common? Diamonds.

Diamonds Never Die is another rollicking mystery thriller featuring Raja Williams, a world-renowned private detective with a nose for trouble and his high-tech partner Vinny Moore.

After an innocent Jewish woman is brutally stabbed in Central Park, Raja and Vinny head to New York to find out why. The case takes Raja undercover into the Harlem drug scene, and puts Vinny into a Russian strip club in Brighton Beach. 

Stirring the pot as only Raja and Vinny can do lands them both in danger and into the crosshairs of an international assassin known only as the Spider.

Raja's intuitive skills and Vinny's computer wizardry are tested, as they race to solve the girl's murder before more bodies, including their own, end up dead.

Fun dialogue, strong characters and a roller-coaster plot make Diamonds Never Die a must read.

I received Diamonds Never Die in return for an honest review from the author. Raja only takes cases that speak to him you and he doesn’t do it for the money either. So when the family of a young woman who was murdered in central park comes his way he knows he needs to take this case. With the help of Vinny his trusty partner and computer hacker extraordinaire they head to New York to solve the case that the cops so easily marked as unsolved. Raja and Vinny can’t find a reason for Mary to be murdered so they start looking into her brother what they find is more sinister than they could have imagined.

Raja finds help in the young female detective who isn’t ready to give up the case even if her superiors want her too. Soon Raja is neck deep in diamonds, drugs, strippers, Russian mob and no closer to figuring out why Mary was murdered. While Vinny goes undercover as a waitress in the strip club Raja does his own undercover work buying drugs. As the pair gets deeper and deeper into the drug world they will both be tested and pushed to their limits. Risking their lives to do the right thing in order to find out the truth and stop a dangerous killer.

I love Raja he’s my favorite detective character I just can’t get enough of him. He reminds me of one of my favorite movies detectives add in the yellow lotus that he’s driving and all I see is Dick Tracy. He’s just a good guy with a good heart who wants to do what’s right even if all he gets in return is a favor. I love Vinny she’s not your typical beautiful girl but has a brain and prefers to wear and hat and baggy clothes. Together they both complement each other and I can’t see one without the other like Sam Beckett and Al from Quantum Leap can’t have one without the other.

Diamonds Never Die is the fourth installment in the latest Raja Williams series. I’m not a huge detective fan it’s just not my thing so falling in love with a detective series is kind of shocking for me. There is just something so captivating about the characters you can’t help falling in love with them as they take on new cases. Diamonds Never Die is action packed right from the start loaded with mystery and intrigue that captures the imagination and kept me on the edge of my seat till the very end. I love the way the two interact together they have a witty dialogue that makes you laugh. I read the novel in one afternoon from cover to cover unable to put it down till the last page. It’s one of those series you must read if you’re a mystery fan. I can’t wait for the next one. I can only imagine what will happen next to Raja and Vinny. Loved the book Diamonds Never Die and can see myself reading the series over and over. 
5 out of 5 stars

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