The Sons of Jude (The Sons of Jude Series #1) by Brandt Dodson
A new series of gritty, fast-paced thrillers
The body of a young woman is found in a
dumpster in Chicago and detectives Andy Polanski and Frank Campello are charged with finding the killer. The two are polar opposites. Polanski is the son of a disgraced Chicago police officer and is fastidious about his reputation. He has also recently been transferred from another district having blown the whistle on some corrupt cops. Campello, however, takes a live-and-let-live approach to his life and job.
It soon becomes clear, as another young woman--a potential witness--is murdered, that a sex-trafficking operation in Chicago is preying on illegal aliens. As the ill-matched pair dig deeper, an influential alderman and his son are implicated. Then Polanski is framed for a narcotics offense, devastating the cases against the corrupt officers and the alderman. Only when Campello is challenged by a local minister, whom he meets when visiting Polanski, does he find the motivation to seek justice.
My Take: If you like your crime thrillers alittle on the gritty side this is the book for you. Written from someone who is very familiar with the law enforcement way of life this book puts you right in the action and doesn't let up. I found myself having a hard time putting the book down and I can't wait to continue the adventure in the next installments of this series. Both of these police officers have things to learn from each other. Campello is determined that the police department is something you are loyal to no matter what, whereas Polanski is labeled as a whistle blower so there is quite a bit of tension from the get go. Great start to a new series.
I received a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion from Kregel .