About the book:
As part of his street performance, a deception specialist who goes by the name The Raven picks his audience's pockets while they watch. It's harmless fun--until he decides to keep the wallet of a prominent politician, hoping for a few extra bucks. When he finds compromising photos of the councilman and his "personal assistants," The Raven hatches a plan to blackmail the man. However, he quickly finds himself in over his head with the Ukrainian Mafia and mired in a life-threatening plot code-named "Nevermore."
Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill must scramble to sort out the clues to rescue The Raven from a wild card bent on revenge.
This was an interesting and unique story. I really liked Trudi and The Raven was pretty funny. You don't know where the story is going and I liked the surprise of it. I also really liked the Edgar Allan Poe references. However, it felt like the story didn't move fast enough. I got a little bogged down with the character Bliss Monroe and the details of her day-to-day. I wanted to see more of Trudi and Samuel and her detective agency. There was a little bit of romance to the story. There was a stronger faith element than in the first book as The Raven thinks about his father's faith and rethinks his own. Trudi also prays at different times. There was some suspense as the story counted down and then there was the action-packed climax. This story worked as a stand-alone, though you do have more of Trudi and Samuel's background if you read the first book. You might like this book if you like unique stories with a touch of humor.
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.