#BlogBlitz! #Review – Mortal Outcomes by Dave Stanton (@DanRenoNovels) @BloodHoundBook

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Huge thanks to Sarah for asking me to help kick off Dave Stanton’s blog blitz today for the third book in his ‘Dan Reno’ series, ‘Mortal Outcomes’. Here is my review:

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Bounty hunter Dan Reno never thought he’d be the prey. 
When a pair of accused rapists from a New Jersey-based gang surface in South Lake Tahoe, bounty hunter Dan Reno is called in. The first is easy to catch, but the second, a Satanist suspected of a string of murders, is an adversary unlike any Reno has faced before. After escaping Reno’s clutches, in the desert outside of Carson City, the target vanishes. That is, until he makes it clear he intends to settle the score.
To make matters worse, the criminal takes an interest in a teenage boy and his talented sister, both friends of Reno’s.  
Wading through a drug-dealing turf war and a deadly feud between mobsters running a local casino, Reno has to hunt a ghost-like adversary who is calling all the shots.  
The more Reno learns more about his target, the more he’s convinced that mayhem is inevitable unless he can capture him quickly. He’d prefer it to be clean, without further bloodshed. But sometimes that isn’t possible, especially when Reno’s partner Cody Gibbons decides it’s time for payback.

What does TWG think?

Dan and Cody are back! After three books, I still can’t help thinking that these two are such an unlikely pairing, yet they work so well together…if that makes ANY sense at all!

With such a hard-hitting, lump in throat inducing theme, ‘Mortal Outcomes’ is a book which, unfortunately, is so in tune with present society, it’s shocking. This world needs a lot more people like Dan Reno in it, that’s for sure!

Once again Dave Stanton has created an intense and nail-biting storyline which not only took me on a rollercoaster ride, it had me on the edge of my seat and filled my arms with goosebumps. This book is difficult to read. It did make me feel slightly nauseous due to the topic, yet it is such an addictive read as I wanted to make sure that the criminals got their comeuppance.

I thought that the flawed, damaged characters were a very well thought out and welcome addition to the storyline, as they ensured that the storyline had a relatable aspect to it. Unfortunately the topic of rapists is real life, and it is what people have to deal with, so I am impressed at the author for writing about such a stigmatic and hard storyline which is guaranteed to get people talking.

Personally, ‘Mortal Outcomes’ wasn’t my most favourite book of the series so far, but it definitely kept my interest throughout, as well as filling my arms with copious amounts of goosebumps. If you’re wanting an author which delivers an intense read every single time, you won’t go wrong with a Dave Stanton novel that’s for sure!

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About the author.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1960, Dave Stanton moved to Northern California in 1961. He attended San Jose State University and received a BA in journalism in 1983. Over the years, he worked as a bartender, newspaper advertising salesman, furniture mover, debt collector, and technology salesman. He has two children, Austin and Haley, and lives with his wife, Heidi, in San Jose, California.
Stanton is the author of six novels, all featuring private investigator Dan Reno and his ex-cop buddy, Cody Gibbons.

Links:

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Twitter: @DanRenoNovels

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