Review of “Trigger Happy”

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“Trigger Happy” eBook was published in 2016 (April) and was written by William H. Lovejoy. Mr. Lovejoy has published more than 25 novels.

I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence. This novel is set in contemporary California and the Middle East.

The primary character is retired US Army Major Doug Reeves. Since leaving active duty as a Apache gunship pilot, he has bought a boat and is now living an easy life. All of that unexpectedly changes when the yacht moored in the next slot explodes.

His boat is almost sunk and being sent to the hospital with injuries fires up Reeves’ interest. He soon finds that the explosion was from a bomb, not negligence. As he continues to ask questions he stirs up the ire of more than one person.

Using his lengthy list of contacts from 20 years in the military, he continues to dig into the assassination of his neighbor. Before long he uncovers a plot that is more dire than a simple murder. Along the way he becomes close to another boat owner injured in the blast, Donni Brakken. She is younger than Reeves, beautiful and a bit of a mystery.

I enjoyed the 7 hours I spent reading this 295 page Mystery / Thriller. There was considerable action, but it was not over-the-top. I liked the characters of Reeves and Brakken. The book starts as a Mystery but really turns into more of a Thriller towards the end. I would read another book written with these characters. I give this novel a 4.4 (rounded down to a 4) out of 5.

My book reviews are also published on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31181778-john-purvis).

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