Heavy is the third book in the Charlie
316 series and picks up shortly after Never The Crime ended.
The Anti-Crime Team is up and running and working the streets of Spokane hard.
Officer Gary Stone is on ACT along with Tyler Garrett as well as well with rookie
Jun Yang and veteran officer Ray Zielinski. While the four officers are on the
team and, in theory, working together, they are fragmented and have settled
into a Stone/Garett and Yang/Zielinski pairing. Despite their internal issues,
they are generating results in their pursuit of HPOs--High Profile Offenders.
has been nearly two years since Garrett got away with murder and more. Captain
Tom Farrell knows Garrett is dirty. Farrell just can’t prove it. The Anti-Crime
Team was supposed to be a trap for Garrett, but it isn’t working out that way
at all. If anything, it has allowed Garrett to further entrench himself in the
Department and improve his status. Trying to catch Garrett and prove his criminal
activities is slowly becoming an insurmountable problem. Farrell does have a
couple of ideas though they could just as easily backfire. As readers familiar
with the series already know, Farrell is not the only police officer on the
hunt sure Garrett is dirty.
Heavy by Frank Zafiro and Colin Conway is
another rock-solid installment in this highly entertaining police procedural
series. Politics and police work are heavily intertwined in real life and they
certainly are in the series. The authors have managed to keep ratcheting the
tension in each installment and then they rally blow the doors off with the end
of Badge Heavy. This is a series that concludes with the November
release of Code Four.
it is always important to read any series in order, that absolutely is a must
here. Relationships evolve and change over time and there are many changes,
personally and professionally, for these characters as time passes. The crime
problem and the pollical landscape play major character roles in this series
and those issues change as a reaction to events and other factors. That ongoing
aspect is a key part of this complicated series.
Badge Heavy: A Charlie 316 Novel is highly recommended.
Badge Heavy: A Charlie 316 Novel
Down & Out Books
eBook (available in print format)
received a digital ARC of this read from author Frank Zafiro weeks ago with no
expectation of a review.
Kevin R. Tipple ©2020