A Mighty Fortress (Milo Porter Mystery Series Book 1)
Milo Porter leads a happy life in Tampa, Florida. The Iraq war veteran runs routine private investigations by day and coaches powerlifting at night. When Chad Scalzo, the grandson of a rumored mob boss, goes missing, Milo takes the seemingly easy case. After Chad turns up dead, Milo goes from investigator t...more
The summons isn’t easy to deliver, but Milo manages. And then, the mobster’s kin is found dead, and his grandfather wants someone’s head—Milo’s will ...more
I could just see this ex-military giant dead lifter walking around the city of Tampa and trying to find out why on earth this murder happened and who did it. The plot went every way it could go and it ...more
This is an undemanding read – ideal for taking on holiday. Milo Porter is a private investigator by day and powerlifting coach by night. The action in this story – the first in the series - concerns two crooked investigations into murder; one by the police and one by the mob. Milo is caught in the crossfire and has to work quickly to find out who has murdered Chad Scalzo, the grandson of a rumoured mafia boss. Milo has to try to find out who ...more
I have been reading this series, when this last part 7 came had to buy it. Milo Porter got himself between two crooked investigations. Cop and underground porn, and election of Florida State Attorney General. Learned about true love, faith and justice with the help of friends.
Reading about Milo Porter for awhile, can't wait for the book he is going to write one day. Again this part is full of action and emotional feelings of Milo. I'm big fan of S. D. Thames, read everything he wrote and can't wait for the next part. ...more
The overall storyline was good, I liked the characters... I just wish they hadn't added that other world aspect to it. ...more
This got off to an interesting start. Unfortunately it goes downhill from there. Way too much detail and then it becomes completely unbelievable. I found myself not caring about what happened to any of the characters. Not for me.
Milo is an Iraq war veteran turned private investigator that is living in Tampa, Florida now. When Milo is not busy at night he is a coach for his girlfriends brothers power lifting team. His girlfriend is into power lifting and can life more than Milo can!
Milo usually does big jobs, but when he is asked to deliver a summons to the g ...more
I was really enjoying this book. It was described as "gritty" and "noir," and it is, and I enjoy the genre very much. Then, at 93 percent, the author pulls a cheap trick which ruined the book for me. In fact, if I had not had this book as an ARC I would have stopped re ...more
So, I really liked this story. The characters are interesting and strong. Well, except the Judge. He's clearly the eccentric mentor figure that both challenges and guides the protagonist through a significant life change. Imagine a less pervert Master Roshi from Dragon Ball Z. bleh. I just can't accept wildly inappropriate characters also being establishment professionals. It doesn't work for me.
The narrative writing is strong and interesting. The flow of the story and the slow dr ...more
In Tampa, Florida, Milo Porter, investigator and process server, accepts a heavy fee to serve a subpoena on Chad Scalzo regarding a suit which revolves around the sex industry. Although his father and his late grandfather had connections to the mob, Chad is reputed to have severed all ties with their businesses. S.D.Thames has constructed an intricate dance performed by his well-choreographed characters making it difficult to distinguish the good guys from the bad. Their motives and connections ...more
What deeply disappointed me was the twist at the end of the book that others have mentioned. It felt like it belonged in a completely d ...more
Pretty soon he is sucked into something big, very big. Milo will need God's help to make it though this. It winds up with twists and some turns. The ending is a big surprise, which will also lead to more books in this series.
My copy came from Net Galley. I have left this review ...more
The book is written around the Tampa setting. The author uses real locations and adds in some history. Since I work in Tampa this was of interest to me. Book was very easy to read and fast pace. At times less than real as the main character faces death several times and always comes through.
I like detective stories, and particularly this detective story-otr should I say Private Investigator. This book is one of the few I have read that is actually book length. I am impressed with all of the various scenarios, twists and turns!
Strong characters, especially Milo Porter. Reminds me strongly of a Jack Reacher novel, but with a different slant. I'm interested in reading more of this author's work. ...more
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