January 2, 2015

Review: Gray Ghost by C.L. Swinney


Title: Gray Ghost
Author: C.L. Swinney
Series: The Bill Dix Detective Series, #1
Genre: Crime Fiction - Police Procedural
Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing
Release Date: August 27, 2014
Source: Self purchase
Reviewer: Kat


Book Summary

While on a fly fishing vacation to Andros Island in the Bahamas, narcotics detectives Dix and Petersen discover their fishing guides were killed when a sudden blast of gunfire fractured their speedboat, Gray Ghost. Local gossip has it that Gray Ghost went to the ocean floor with a hundred million dollars’ worth of cocaine in the hull. 

Dix and Petersen, against their better judgment, are drawn into helping their island friends even though it could cost them their careers. Leads are chased down in the Bahamas and Miami. The two detectives identify a diabolical plot of a sinister man known only as “The Caller.” 

An elaborate trap is set for The Caller, but he's two steps ahead of the detectives. As the drama unfolds, it's unclear who can be trusted. When it appears The Caller will get away once again, lead detective Dix and his sidekick Petersen exhaust everything they have in an effort to capture the criminal mastermind.



My Thoughts


Fast paced read that left me breathless! A well-written thriller involving two police detectives who stumble upon a drug heist & murder while on vacation and are inevitably dragged into helping solve the case. The background and violence described in this book seems to be very realistic. The characters are well developed so that you will fall in love with Dix and his partner Peterson and their relentless desire to help as only policemen can. The story overall is compelling, kept me at the edge of my seat, and I couldn't wait to pick up the second in the series. Highly recommend it! 





**In the spirit of full disclosure, I designed this book cover.**



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