I am thrilled to be taking part in another blog tour for the wonderfully talented K.J. McGillick, this time for her novel Spider Games. Big thanks to K.J. for providing me with a copy of the book for review, and to Rachel of Rachels Random Resources for inviting me to take part in the tour.
How do you kill a spider?
Kate O’Brien is pure dedication; she believes in the justice system. This feisty, no-nonsense attorney works herself to the bone every day, tirelessly building her reputation and career. She is on the path to being a legal star. That is until her corrupt law partner, Bill Brown, a criminal defense attorney, achieves a degree of notoriety which attracts the interest of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
When the inconceivable happens, Bill is arrested, charged with multiple counts of drug trafficking and money laundering leaving the law firm in chaos. As Kate slowly digs her way out, what she finds sends her down a dark path that could lead to her imprisonment or death. Bill has meticulously set her up to pay for his malevolent crimes. His cohorts, fearing she knows too much, have marked her for death. Can she stay ahead of the FBI and unravel crimes that reach as far as China and Russia? Or will she need to assume a new identity to save her own life?
A fast-paced thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. Suspenseful crime fiction with twists and turns throughout this masterfully plotted novel keeps you on the edge of your seat. It may be read as a standalone and serves as the first book in the series, A Conspiracy of Betrayal.
After reading her Path Of Deception And Betrayal trilogy, I had high expectations of K.J. McGillicks writing, and this did not disappoint. Full of secrets and underground dealings, Spider Games had me donning my detectives hat once again as I tried to unravel the mystery as I read.
Once again I am drawn to the side character in this book; much like my love for Mary in the aforementioned Deception trilogy, I had a serious soft spot for Norma this time round. Fiesty, knowledgeable, and not afraid to dish out some tough love to Kate when it’s needed, Norma was a strong character. She helped keep Kate sane and on the right path during all the turmoil.
Kate, bless her, seemed more concerned about how the the investigation is interrupting her life and her job, and less so about the fact her life is in jeopardy. She makes some not-so-smart choices, thankfully with a combination of Norma and the various law enforcement near enough to be on rescue duty. Though I must admit her constant concern for her cat, Toby, made me chuckle, because I could see myself doing exactly the same thing. ‘Someone’s trying to kill me, so you might need to ship me across the country to keep me safe? That’s fine, but can the cat come? Or will you be feeding him while I’m gone?’.
I’m excited to see where this new series goes, and if we get to see more of Norma’s antics in the future!
About The Author
K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she star, ted to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.
As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing