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Reckless by Andrew Gross
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May 01, 12

bookshelves: fiction, mystery-suspense-thrillers
Read from April 28 to May 01, 2012

I have had it with the Ty Hauck series. If Gross writes another one, I am not reading it. This one is the least plausible one of all and I really detest Ty's relationships with women which are disrespectful at the very best.

In the first book, Ty tells Karen he is in love with her and never felt this way before. At the beginning of the second book, Karen has gone to Atlanta to help her elderly mother care for her elderly day who is losing his battle with Parkinson's and whiny Ty thinks she is away just to break up with him which she was not. She even invites him to come to Atlanta to spend Thanksgiving with her, her parents, her teenaged kids, and the dog but he tells her a lie that he will be spending the holiday with his daughter. He then proceeds to go to a casino during an investigation and spend the night having sex with a barely legal girl young enough to be his daughter then takes up with Annie, a restaurant owner with a Down syndrome son.

In this third book in the series, he seems to see Annie as just someone to get sex off of. He is obsessed with a married woman he met in a grief class who was murdered, a woman he had an affair with that resulted in the birth of her son (the poor husband knew nothing of it). It turns out that the woman and her husband and daughter were murdered in a way to make it look like a robbery and the son- her illicit kid with Ty- witnessed it and got photos on his sister's cell phone but it was no robbery and was associated with a check on a man he had to do at Talon for a rich woman suspicious of her boyfriend.

This book really out to be in a category of "ludicrous sci-fi" as it has the head of the United States Treasury and his counsel purposely destroying our economy in the recent economic meltdown along with some Saudis as a sort of jihad/greed plot with all sorts of weird sideplots. Oh and of course it had Annie jealous of a dead woman while Ty proclaims his undying love- until he asks to see the tatoo on the FBI agent's ass in a stalled elevator.
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