Friday, January 20, 2017

A Portrait of Valor by Wolf De Voon

A Portrait of Valor
by Wolf DeVoon

My rating: 3.5 stars

Series: The Case Files of Cable and Blount - Book 1
Publisher: Alan von Altendorf (January 5, 2017)
Publication Date: January 5, 2017
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Print Length: 144 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
A romance of steely courage and passion, Wolf DeVoon has created a culturally incorrect detective genre that he calls bang-ow, with sex scenes. In this first volume of a planned series, Chris Cable, P.I., a tough Marine Corps combat vet and former cop who went private, is released from jail after shooting a man in the back. Los Angeles homicide honcho Lt. Barry Mintz angrily threatens prison the next time Chris kills someone.


From the first page of this book, we know that Chris hates killing. He does everything possible to avoid it, tries to talk people down. His clients are in trouble, ready to pay thousands to make something bad go away -- and it always ends up making enemies who want Chris Cable dead. To kill or be killed is a horrible kind of karma.

 

A Portrait of Valor by Wolf De Voon

A Portrait of ValorOne part grit, a dash of over-the-top machismo, a pinch of womanly intuition and common sense, add some heartfelt devotion to another person, murder and heat over a flame of erotic pleasure. Welcome to the world of a homicide cop turned PI in California. Chris Cable is a man of honor, a man with secrets, a man who has killed and would kill again if necessary. And he hates it. He would rather try his words before his bullets, but sometimes you have no choice, because sometimes your words can get you killed.

His main squeeze is an attractive, intelligent and loyal CPA, Mary and their sensual heat borders on pure erotic bliss. But sometimes love is not enough when life keeps running you over with a bulldozer and Chris has tread marks that lead him all the way to prison. Loyal to a fault, Mary is the brains and voice of reason when times get tough and the erotic siren when times get steamy.
Wolf DeVoon brings a tale that crosses genres and begs to be labeled. PORTRAIT OF VALOR is their story, with all the highs, lows and warts as Chris chases down the bad guys only to find himself in the bulleyes of both the law and the disorder.

There is no genre that perfectly fits Wolf De Voon’s tale. The murder/mystery portion has strength and a feel of old time tales in a modern society. The romance, well, it definitely is heated, passionate and detailed, written with a bold hand that avoids the dreamy words that make hearts swoon. Each face of this tale is well-written, but together, they could have played off each other better. Definitely earthy, definitely filled with twists, an interesting tale that spans time and untold secrets.

I received this copy from Wolf De Voon in exchange for my honest review.


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