Fans of the motorcycle-riding, outspoken, amateur crime-solver Mercedes Drew (absolutely NOT to be confused with her older cousin, Nancy) will not be disappointed with this latest of her adventures. As always, Wilde drags us into the underbelly of contemporary English society with this tale of Drew's boyfriend and Detective Inspector Desmond Flowers's search for a gang of thieves who are stripping valuable paintings from local country manors. His search is interrupted by the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl who may be in peril. Unasked, as usual, Ms. Drew involves her biker buddies Dog Tooth, Mike, brother Ben, and other bikers in the search for the girl. Filled with a measure of suspense, a smattering of police procedural, and a health dollop of Wilde's signature humor, this is a tale that will very probably cause you to drop everything else short of life-threatening crisis and read it through, despite presentation errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
David H. Keith
(review of free book)