Chicago detectives Frank Campello and Andy Polanski are assigned to investigate what looks your average everyday murder in Chicago. It seems like another case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time for this young girl named Trina Martinez that was found in a dumpster. But as their investigation continues and implicates an influential alderman and his son, they are met with a wall of silence - and with suspicion growing in their minds, they enlist the help of a feisty local reporter named Christy Lee. Instead of getting answers, things only get worse: Polanski is arrested, Campello threatened, and Lee attacked. Will they find their way through the corruption and bring justice for this girl?
This is book one in the new Sons Of Jude series by the author. I liked the way the cops' characters were - they were complete opposites pretty much, Campello being an older cop, Polanski a whistleblower that was transferred from another district. They ended up working well together, and make the book "gel" as it goes along. The author's background from being in the FBI and from a family of police officers shows in the writing of the story, making it feel a bit more like an authentic cop show/story than many others you can find on store shelves. If you - or someone you are buying for - are into cop and gritty crime stories, this one should be on your reading list. It's a good crime thriller, with a quick pace.
By the way, the end of the book contains the first chapter of the next book in the series, Chicago Knights. You can also visit the author's website here.
The Sons Of Jude by Brandt Dodson is a paperback crime fiction book published by Monarch Books. It is 319 pages long. The suggested cover price is $14.99, but you can find it over on Amazon for just $10.90 as of this posting. It is also available as an e-book for the Kindle and other e-readers.
I received a copy of this book in order to read it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own, and not that of the author(s) or publisher.