For Blood or Money by Nathan Everett

Summary: You're a hard-boiled detective with all the trimmings. You've got the Seattle Waterfront office, the sexy young assistant who adores you, and an attitude to match the constant gray drizzle outside your window. Into your office blows this high-society dame boo-hooing about her missing husband and how he always said that if anything happened to him she should come to you, Dag Hamar. Only problem is that you're a middle-aged computer geek who doesn't do missing persons. The doc has told you to stay close to home while you wait for a replacement for your failing ticker. And the only clue the dame brought you was the missing man's laptop. Did I mention that the dame is your ex-wife and the missing man is the former best friend she ran off with twenty years ago? You can't wait to get your hands on that computer! Ender the world of Dag Hamar and Deb Riley, computer forensics detectives who find out hidden files and computer code can be as dangerous as dark alleys and flying bullets as they enter the high-stakes game of Seattle's business world to trace a missing friend and the billion-dollar fortune that disappeared with him.

Review: I can only think of 1 other mystery/thriller book that I've read and I don't really remember that much about it so I pretty much went into this book blind. I knew it was about a detective. I knew a man and some money went missing. That's about it. The story itself was good, but there were a few times when you would jump into a flashback and Dag's age would suddenly change throughout the book. Stuff like that kind of gets on my nerves, but it didn't happen too often to kill the book for me. Something that did bother me was the story seemed incomplete. Maybe Nathan is going to write a second book with Deb (which I would LOVE) I don't know. I really liked the characters. I thought Dag and Deb were both very great characters with such different personalities. The end kind of floored me. I wasn't expecting that person to be behind it all, but I guess it makes sense. If you've read more mystery/thrillers then read this one and tell me what you think.

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