BLIND TO SIN BY DAVE WHITE

Polis Books 2017 Writing an ongoing series can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, fans can be comforted by reading the continuing adventures of their favorite rough-and-tumble PI’s, or watching justice get served on the latest Dick Wolf television show. But chances are, you’re not going to see much in the way of character growth in these long running series. Many of the protagonists are frozen in time: young and virile enough to have a million more adventures, and self-contained enough for any airport traveler to pick up any of their novels regardless of the order that they came out in. With BLIND TO SIN, author Dave White says, “Nope....

Review of CITY OF ANGELS

CITY OF ANGELS Kristi Belcamino Polis Books May 2017 “Nikki” Black, a 17-year-old runaway, escaped from a bad home situation in the Midwest, to an even worse situation in L.A. When the book opens, Nikki’s new “boyfriend” is attempting to force her into the porn industry. With a little luck and some steel toed boots, Nikki escapes, taking a 12-year-old named Rain with her. When Nikki suggests that they find a cop to help Rain, the girl takes off. Now alone on the streets of L.A. with only the clothes on her back, Nikki finds herself at the American Hotel. A kind bartender sets her up with a room above the bar, and a waitressing gig at a...

Review of Steph Posts’s LIGHTWOOD

Polis Books January 24, 2017 2017 is barely a month old and LIGHTWOOD by Steph Post has already set the bar mighty high for any other books scheduled to be released this year. LIGHTWOOD explores family dynamics, both in the families we’re born in to and the ones we choose. How far will you go to protect your family? Everyone wants the money the Scorpions motorcycle gang just earned after their huge cocaine score. Before the bikers can get back to the safety of their rural Florida clubhouse, the outlaw Cannon family robs them. The Pentecostal preacher that loaned the bikers the seed money for the cocaine, Sister Tulah, finds out about the...

PREVIOUSLY, ON LOST… (OR, WHO IS ASH McKENNA...

I was such a big fan of Lost. So huge I can forgive that they didn’t entirely stick the landing on the last episode.   (I respect the creators for finishing the show on their own terms, and I would be happy to discuss the importance of character arcs over larger mysteries, on the condition there were some adult beverages involved…)   Sorry, tangent. Point is, that phrase “Previously, on Lost…” conjured so much excitement, especially when the show was at it’s peak. Because you’d spend those thirty seconds or minute or whatever it was scouring the collection of clips that was meant to catch you up, but really were littered...

SOUTH VILLAGE By Rob Hart Reviewed

Polis Books October 11, 2016 Ash McKenna has become a traveling man. SOUTH VILLAGE is Rob Hart’s third novel starring the unofficial private investigator who would rather hit a problem then talk out his feelings and motivations. Hitting problems is much easier than talking about them. A lifelong New Yorker who was forced to leave the only home he’s ever known at the conclusion of NEW YORKED, Ash next found himself working as a bouncer at a vegan strip club in Portland in CITY OF ROSE. Seeking an even greater change of scenery, Ash is now working as a cook on a commune in Georgia while waiting for his passport to arrive so he can head off to...