Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Try Darkness by James Scott Bell

I've been a James Scott Bell fan for years. His novels always interest me, and I enjoy his fast-paced style. Recently he began his new Ty Buchanan mystery/suspense series. The first novel, Try Dying was released last year. (Read my review here.)

The latest in the series, Try Darkness, has just hit shelves, and it's even better than the first. I've also written a review for this book. Here's how my review begins:

Ever since his first novel came out in 1995, James Scott Bell’s been an author to watch. The Darwin Conspiracy, a sometimes tongue-in-cheek look at the evolution debate, put him on our radar. Two years later his legal thriller Circumstantial Evidence debuted, and since then Jim hasn’t strayed too far from his suspense groove. In fact, when you pick up a Bell novel you can count on his trademark tag-line “The Suspense Never Rests” to be true.

That’s certainly the case for his new Ty Buchanan crime/mystery series. In Try Dying (Book 1), Ty’s character was established. He’s a fighter, an attorney you don’t want to push too hard. Yet we always suspected he had a softer side. Now in Try Darkness (Book 2), a little girl’s mother is murdered and Ty becomes her impromptu guardian. Fatherly instincts Ty didn’t even know he had bubble to the surface. He’ll do anything to defend the young life under his care. Why was her mother murdered? What connection does the crime have with charges the mother was about to bring to the motel ready to evict them? As usual, there’s much more going on than first meets the eye, and it’s up to Ty to unravel the mystery and keep himself and his friends alive in the process.

Read the rest of the review here.

I've also done an interview with Jim for TitleTrakk.com, and he talks a lot about the series.

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