Written By Trace Conger
Narrated by Kyle Tait
6 hours 59 mnutes
Published by Trace Conger
Finn Harding, Mr. Finn to his clients, is in deep shit and he’s not sure how it happened. Well, he has a pretty good idea how, but let’s not play the semantics. He’s lost his private investigator’s license after agreeing to a job that skirted the line between legal and not quite. Now his clients are shadowy figures who hire him to locate missing persons. But the people he’s looking for aren’t always keen on being found. When he accepts a contract from Bishop to discover a hole in his security, what Mr. Finn uncovers gives him no choice but to cross another line and plug the hole.
To complicate the situation, Finn’s Dad is kicked out of the retirement center and moves in with him, his daughter is having issues at school, and the ex-wife is shacking up with Dr. Asshole.
And one misstep leads to another until… you have to read the book.
The Shadow Broker: Mr. Finn Book 1 is fast paced with a lot of twists and turns. Just when you think Mr. Finn has all the details worked out, someone else drops in to muck it up. There’s plenty to keep you guessing and plenty more that will have you shaking your head.
Kyle Tait narrates the book with enough of a variety in the voices that you know who is talking. I did find times when he sounded a little stilted, but overall he delivers a great listen. Smooth transitions between chapters and characters.
Did I like the book? Yes, but. I’d recommend it to those who enjoy a suspense. That said, I personally question Mr. Finn’s motivation to do a few of the things he does. Still a well written book. Was there anything I disliked? I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat it here. I personally don’t like to hear the “bad guy’s” point of view. it doesn’t add to this reader’s enjoyment.
Fair warning there are graphic parts of this book that may not agree with some.