Charlie Henry is the proud new owner of the Three Balls pawnshop, having recently returned Stateside from special-ops work in Iraq. The transition back to normal life seems to be going smoothly for him and his Army buddy and co-owner of the shop, Gordon Sweeney—until Gina, Charlie’s childhood friend, gets shot in a transaction for information from the previous owner of Three Balls. Gordon rushes to help Gina as she bleeds on the sidewalk, while Charlie roars off on a chase to catch the shooter.
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The PawnbrokerUser Review - Book Verdict
Two Afghanistan war vets and best buddies, Charlie Henry and Gordon Sweeney, decide to try their hands at running a pawnshop in Albuquerque, NM. In an abrupt initiation to the business, they witness the former pawnshop owner's killing in a shooting ambush. Their friend Gina Sinclair is wounded in the same incident, and Charlie and Gordon vow to get to the bottom of the crime. Initially, they learn that an illegal weapons trade through the shop is one problem, but as they shoot their way through this case (and there's abundant weapons chatter and shoot 'em ups), the duo realize that a female employee is at the heart of the violence. When the employee's son is kidnapped, Charlie and Gordon's special-ops training comes in handy. VERDICT While sporting terrific diversity and an intriguing premise, this first entry in a new series from a popular duo (Ghost Medicine; A Time of Change) falls short of taking off. That said, Hawaii 5-0 set in the Southwest should make for a popular series.
Review: The PawnbrokerUser Review - Goodreads
This is a top notch, fast moving murder mystery. The Thurlo's have done it again with rich characters and well planned plot that will make you want more.