Cause And Effect: Vice Plagues The City (Kind Hearts And Martinets Book 1)
A self-labeled enigma, Detective Inspector Jack Austin is at once miserable and amusing, melancholy and motivated. Running the Community Police Unit from his deck chair, D.I. Austin is known for his ability to solve crimes out of the blue.
Trying to work cases while struggling with his mental issues, Austin deals with a variety of major crimes, including bicycle theft. But...more
He’s also a kind, humorous widow with a big heart and a teenager’s attitude.
The topics covered in this book are hard, dramatic and heavy – not for the faint hearted – going as far as child abuse.
Detective Jack is determined to get to the bottom of his cases, and he doesn’t care who he’ll have to cross to get there.
Along the way we ...more
My first book by Pete Adams, he has written a larger than life, yet quite real, main character Jack as the DI was quite a decent chap with a wicked sense of humor. He was not terribly coordinated ...more
The prologue had me extremely intrigued as it suggested there were several different things happening in the story. A great way to tantalise the reader. I spent ...more
The prologue has four seemingly unrelated events, a street battle, Chas in the bike shop, Osama’s son is missing and a woman is murdered, her hidden daughter has witnessed it.
Then we meet Jack and his team and for a little while I was unsure how this was going to read, with the constant nicknames and bizarre randomness, but it then starts to come together.
Jack’s constant juvenile humour really builds a sense of this ...more
This is the first in a series of five books in the Kind Hearts and Martinets Series which has Jack Austin as the lead character. The rest of the series comes out in the next few months so do keep your eyes peeled for them.
Jack Austin is a seemingly chauvinistic, weird and somewhat scarred DI who deals with his mental issues by bringing his dog to work with him – it has official approval; giving people nicknames and referring to old films, TV series and characters often confusing his ...more
I chose this book from an Amazon 'you might like' email, and I'm thoroughly glad I did. I hope the central character, Detective Inspector Jack Austin, (known affectionately as Jane) is in no way an autobiographical representation of the author, because if he is, Pete Adams is a lucky man to be alive.
Our hero has been stabbed, shot, blown-up, and yet always bounces back to continue his quest to rid the world, (his own portion of it, at least), of ...more
Detective Jack – nicknamed Jane, is a wisecracking, sassy, uncoordinated character who seems to get himself into a fix whatever he is doing and wherever he goes. This is a complex storyline. Jack seems to be dealing with four seperate incidents, which all eventually relate to one another and pull the story together. The plot is dark and covers certain topics which are rarely written about but Jacks eventual romance with Mandy helped to ...more