The Family: The Brotherhood
By Donte M McNeal

Based in Michigan, Donte's Playground is a blog by Donte M McNeal. His posts range from nonsensical ramblings about anime, in-depth reviews of books and television/film, to random spurts of philosophical babble.

Matt Doyle's "The Fox, the Dog, and the King"

Matt Doyle's "The Fox, the Dog, and the King"

Yo! Donte here, and I'm back with another book review from an author I really enjoy. The Majestic Matt Doyle! And today, I'm talking about his latest installment in The Cassie Tam Files series!

The Fox, the Dog and the King

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My favorite PI returns...other than Jessica Jones. Actually, when I think about it, Cassie and Jessica are pretty similar: They're both smartass, snarky PIs, who are really good at their job. Those around them, who choose to stick around are worthwhile characters themselves, and you can't help but want to learn more about them. Mr. Doyle always succeeds in creating characters you want to care about, want to triumph, and want to fail. That's the beauty of his novels, which I've been following for a few years now. You never know what type of characters you'll get, but one thing is for certain: You'll love the story, and the characters will intrigue you.

That's The Fox, the Dog and the King in a nutshell. It's a story with a great plot, that had me hooked and trying to figure things out before Cassie did (even though I failed miserably); it's a story with interesting characters that you want to learn more about (looking at you Sunglasses); and it's a story that will have you impatiently...I mean, eagerly awaiting the next bout of trouble Miss Tam will find herself in. And, knowing her, there will always be a next time. Or at least I hope there will.

I can't say I've come across a Matt Doyle story that I didn't like and this one doesn't break that trend. I should've finished this one quicker than I did, but life kept interrupting. With that said though, Cassie never disappoints as a multi-faceted character that you want to succeed, despite her prickly attitude toward most people. I really enjoy prickly characters that have a way of endearing themselves to you. Huh, I must have a type... Anyway, give The Fox, the Dog and the King a read if you're a fan of good mysteries set in fictional cities that sound too realistic to be fiction, twists you don't see coming, and characters you want nothing more than to spend more time with. You won't be disappointed.

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Travis Bagwell's "AO: Retribution"

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