I would have to say that when you first meet Grant Starr he seems like any other cop, part John McClane, part Thomas Magnum, but as you get to know him he is like no other. Despite being wealthy and driving his signature Blue, 1970 Ferrari Daytona, he is a down to earth every man that you can really relate to, though I think I'd be hard pressed to be as willing to go into danger!
The King of Round Valley paints a beautiful picture of the California coast but also allows a glimpse of what people don't see as they are travelling from vinyard to vinyard and, as the author says in his notes in the back, the real Round Valley, like the one in the book is a troubled place with a dark cloud hanging over it.
Everett Powers loves to spin a tale and his stories are addicting, the characters are lovable and the scenery pulls you in. I can't wait to go on a new adventure with Grant Starr,I just wish it was in the passenger seat of his beautiful car, then again it's likely a lot safer where I am.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)