“I can’t do this ish,” Sam said.
“Ish?” Ira said.
“Ah, something my dad told me to say instead of the S word.”
I said, “You don’t say the S word, but you’ll shoot a man?”
“I know,” Sam said. “It’s effed up.”
“I approve of his language choices,” Ira said.
Mike Romeo, James Scott Bell’s improbable intellectual tough guy detective, is back for more fun in Romeo’s Stand, Book Five in the series.
Mike is on a passenger flight that makes an emergency landing in the Nevada desert. The woman sitting next to him has a rough landing, and he helps her get off the plane. Then she’s driven away. When Mike gets to the nearby town of Dillard, he asks about her at the hospital, and they give him the runaround.
Then a local tough guy tries to beat him up.
Then the sheriff tells him to get out of town by sundown.
This is not the way to get Mike Romeo out of your hair.
Through a series of unlikely fights, captures and escapes, Mike discovers and, working with the FBI, brings down a major criminal operation centered in Dillard. While making a couple new friends along the way.
Lots of fun. No bad language. Recommended. Maybe not as good as the earlier Romeo books, but plenty good for a summer read.