Sex. Murder. Blackmail. Revenge. Life in the Big Easy can be a real bitch.
Meet Jon Fox, a sexy New Orleans private detective with more family secrets than even he knows about. But his latest case is about to bring more to the swampy surface than Fox himself could ever have guessed—
A polite old lady with a plot to murder a stranger;
A mother whose secret sent her insane;
An uncle with complete control over the family empire;
A father whose suicide might once again tear his family apart;
And a hot, handsome, clueless blond with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Yes, meet Jon Fox. A New Orleans private detective whose complicated life…just got a little more complex.
Running Fox Corporations has never been in the stars for Jon Fox. While the family company business thrives, Jon holds down a totally different type job, a private investigator.
Jon is like any other private detective you will read about. His informants are paid with sex, a win-win situation for both parties. His temper is legendary, and old family secrets are starting to be revealed.
Tucker Wilder is a screenwriter, waiting for his big break. Until then he works for his aunt in her diner. He is a fun loving, dancing in the nude, laid back kind of guy until he meets Fox. Fox has been watching Tucker for a few weeks now and finally makes his move. The two instantly share a spark. When Tucker witnesses a murder, it is Jon to the rescue.
This story doesn’t end there, but I can’t giveaway all the secrets. That would just ruin the whole purpose of it being a mystery story. Just take my advice, sit tight, hold on, and keep reading. Just when you think you have this case solved, something else comes up and pulls you in another direction. The action scenes are that of an action film. They are fantastically graphic.
What I enjoyed about this book…
First off, you should know that I am a die head Ethan Day fan. I mean, the man can write no wrong! I was worried about reading a book he wrote with another author, no matter who it was. I had never heard of Geoffrey Knight before picking up this book. My worries were quickly put to rest. This writing team is like peanut butter and chocolate. Their writing is like seeing an old friend you haven’t seen in ages and it picking up right where you left off. There were small phrases that painted such a picture in my head, Picasso would have been jealous. Simply amazing writing!
I also really loved how the romance in this story wasn’t put on the back burner, like other mystery novels often do. Tucker and Jon are together throughout most of the book. Jon Fox is one of the most aggravating characters I’ve ever read, but I couldn’t stop myself from cheering for him.
The side characters and side plots were amazing. At first, the albino alligator had me a bit worried. Then I laughed so hard I cried. Betty Black was another favorite story line. Who doesn’t want to know who the sweet old lady wants to murder?
What I didn’t enjoy…
The book ended.
I can’t begin to tell you how I emotional I was after reading this book. I need a glass of wine and a cigarette, and I don’t even smoke. I simply cannot wait for the next book in the Fox Mystery series. I need more!!!
I give To Catch a Fox by Ethan Day and Geoffrey Knight, 5 stars. I would recommend this story to any mystery, private detective fan. This book is a complete homerun.