- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Monarch Books (September 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857212052
- ISBN-13: 978-0857212054
This book is also available as an e-book.
Publication Date: September 1, 2012 | Series: Sons of Jude Series (Book 1)
The body of a young woman is found in a dumpster in Chicago and detectives Andy Polanski and Frank Campello are charged with finding the killer. The two are polar opposites. Polanski is the son of a disgraced Chicago police officer and is fastidious about his reputation. He has also recently been transferred from another district having blown the whistle on some corrupt cops. Campello, however, takes a live-and-let-live approach to his life and job.
It soon becomes clear, as another young woman--a potential witness--is murdered, that a sex-trafficking operation in Chicago is preying on illegal aliens. As the ill-matched pair dig deeper, an influential alderman and his son are implicated. Then Polanski is framed for a narcotics offense, devastating the cases against the corrupt officers and the alderman. Only when Campello is challenged by a local minister, whom he meets when visiting Polanski, does he find the motivation to seek justice.
"The Sons of Jude" gave me a good look at how crime families operate, something I really don't think I have ever read about before.It was intesting to see how they can get thier footing in politics and then sort of run the show. This was a very well written suspense, thriller, that provided a few twists, and a satisfying ending. Normally I enjoy a fast paced read, however "The Sons of Jude," moves along at at slower pace providing rich detail, that really allowed the story to build for me. Overall, I enjoyed reading this one, and the ending has me putting the next book in this series on my TBR list.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.