Too much going on in this book

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This book was off to a great start from the very first page when the main character, Freddy, spots a woman and man acting suspiciously at an airport. The plane she should have been on explodes while in the air, and the PI firm Freddy works for is hired to try to find out who was responsible. He ends up spending much of his time looking for the woman. After the intriguing beginning, I was increasingly feeling let down when many characters were introduced who were into a lot of different things. You have prostitutes, drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, bad parents, gamblers, dirty cops, bad FBI agents, and politicians. It was difficult to keep track of all the people and what they were involved in. There is also a LOT of cursing. I don’t think it adds anything to a book. It’s a filthy habit that I don’t wish to pick up. I would love to read more books without it. I especially don’t like all the swear words that use God’s name in vain and the book is saturated with them. The prostitutes bring nothing to the book but a bunch of bad commentary from the men about using them.

There is a lot of detail about Freddy in the book from his rough upbringing to his career as a boxer. For awhile, I thought much of the book was actually going to be about boxing, but then the author went back to the main plot. Freddy has some major anger issues and he doesn’t seem to be much of a team player preferring to keep important information to himself. I honestly didn’t like the character. Usually there are a few people in the book that I like, but in this case, I didn’t connect with any of them.

By the end the lose ends were wrapped. The story is just ok; I am glad I’m finally finished with it.