I wanted to read something different and found Shoot ‘em Up (Maisie McGrane Mystery #3) by Janey Mack. Not my usual fare, but an occasional thriller or mystery hits the spot. Read on for my thoughts!
Synopsis (from the author):
The mob’s running guns—and her family’s running wild.
Meter maid turned undercover cop Maisie McGrane managed to survive her first sting operation with just a few minor stab wounds—and some lingering emotional scars. An assassination attempt on the mayor brings the ATF and DEA to Chicago, and they’re counting on Maisie’s underworld connections to help them infiltrate and cripple a cartel running guns and drugs into the city. But she won’t be going it alone. The DEA’s hand-selected charismatic hard-case Lee Sharpe as her partner and protector. And he’s taking his assignment seriously . . . in every way. But with her meddling Chicago PD family threatening to expose her true identity at any moment, Maisie will have to scramble to stay one step ahead of them, the cartel, and her new partner before her cover is shot.
What I liked about Shoot ‘em Up:
This was my introduction to Maisie McGrane (yes I should have read the first two books prior to this one) and it was enjoyable! Maisie is an amazing character (despite her more than occasional drug use) who gets into and out of a number of precarious situations. If you like crime and mystery, coupled with a strong female protagonist, give Janey Mack’s Shoot ’em Up and the rest of the Maisie McGrane series a try!
What I didn’t like about Shoot ‘em Up:
As mentioned above, the drug use was a bit much for me, and some of the violence was gratuitous. Those detracted from the story for me.
Overall impression of Shoot ‘em Up:
All told, I enjoyed my first encounter with Maisie McGrane in Shoot ’em Up! Lots of action, lots of violence, and more scrapes than you can imagine kept me turning the pages. Like crimes thrillers? Read this one!
4.5 Stars (rounded to 5 stars)
Connect with Janey Mack:
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