Monday, March 23, 2020

The K Team by David Rosenfelt


First Line: It was the type of situation John Lowry knew he should avoid.

Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, Simon Garfunkel, may be recent retirees from the police force, but they're not quite ready to stop chasing the bad guys. Together with a fellow former cop, Laurie Carpenter, and her investigating partner, Marcus, they form the K Team, in honor of Simon.

Their first job as private investigators comes to them from Judge Henry Henderson, who's known as a tough but fair judge. It's hard for the K Team to believe, but Judge Henderson is being blackmailed and extorted, and he doesn't want to involve the police. He wants the K Team to get to the bottom of it.

In this first book in a new series from David Rosenfelt, we see everything through the eyes of retired cop Corey Douglas, and I found his jaded sense of humor to be only mildly amusing. He's also an award-winning commitment-phobe, and how he deals with his growing relationship with Dani did bring a smile to my face.

For me, the best part of The K Team was figuring out the mystery-- who was blackmailing the judge and why. That really kept my interest. Other than that-- being familiar with Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series-- I found the book to be lackluster. I'm willing to read the next book in the series, but if it doesn't liven up either, I'll stick with Andy. Of course, your mileage may vary.


The K Team by David Rosenfelt
eISBN: 9781250257185
Minotaur Books © 2020
eBook, 292 pages

Private Investigator, #1 K Team mystery
Rating: B
Source: Net Galley

 

8 comments:

  1. i like the Andy Carpenter books a lot, always make me laugh. I have this book on library hold, but since the libraries are closed here temporarily, I'll have to wait until it's ready.

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    1. I'll be interested in seeing what you think of it, Kathy, whenever you get a chance to read it.

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  2. I think it's interesting that Rosenfelt started a new series that includes one of the characters from his Andy Carpenter series. It's a nice way to segue from one series to the other. And I'm glad you liked the book, Cathy. I do like Rosenfelt's wit...

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  3. It does include the indomitable Marcus, I see, the one-person security team. I think he is funny.

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    1. I think he's funny, too, but he has very little to do in this book. Corey Douglas carries almost all the action.

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  4. Oh. It doesn't sound as good as Andy Carpenter, but when the library reopens, I'll give it a try.

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    1. Who knows? You may like it more than I did. I didn't care much for the main character, but if he loosens up in the next book, I'll probably keep up with this new series.

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