“There were many beautiful vipers in those days and she was one of them.” – Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Author Steve Myers’s novel ‘The Lady and the Wolf’ is the latest thriller involving PI Joseph Andrews whose adventures were chronicled in the author’s earlier novel ‘A Case of Love and Squalor’ as well. This time around he has to monitor a nondescript librarian but she proves to be quite a handful for our hero. And when Joe’s around, you can expect plenty of action and unpleasant encounters with the criminal kind.
Joe for the uninitiated is like a masked magician who’s always got something hidden up his sleeve. Now this could be a small gun or a crude witty remark but one thing is certain, no one leaves unscathed if you dare to take him on. This irrelevant attitude and his humor about himself even in dire straits are one of the endearing things about him and a definite highlight of the book. Next would have to be the author’s roll of antagonists, he comes up with these characters who will shock and disgust you and yet you will marvel at Myers’s vivid & wild imagination. There’s a lot more drama and emotional depth to this story and the Joe-Becky relationship reflects this change.
There are plenty of little gems hidden within these lines and you will definitely appreciate the author’s attention to detail in this regard.
Paperback: 142 pages
Publisher: Damnation Books, LLC (February 1, 2015)