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As a girl who likes her books on the paranormal romancey side this is obviously not my usual choice but every once in a while I have to break from the norm and read me a good mystery suspense and this is one that any reader should check out There are several different threads to this tale slowly weaving together but it s not confusing in the way that some authors might thrown too many characters or too many plot lines at you in such a story Hoag does a wonderful job of slipping in bits and pieces of the story that by the end will blow you away it s exciting and intriguing it s everything this genre is all about Parker is the cop that has basically been shunned by his coworkers and yet does all he can to be the best detective there is he wants to know the truth and doesn t care what it costs, because there s a killer out there and he s going to find out who it is Jace is a kid who was raised by a paranoid mother he s lived his life doing all he can to hide and keep under the radar and now he s in everyone s spotlight between the differences in characters and really well written and surprising mystery this is a book to read, and my only hope is that her other stories are as good as this one Great thriller lots of suspense don t know why I waited so long to read this one. [Read Book] ♷ Kill the Messenger ♷ With This New Thriller, The New York Times Bestselling Author Tami Hoag Delivers Her Own Message To Suspense Fans Everywhere Don T Turn Off The Lights, And Keep Reading If You Dare From The Gritty Streets Of Los Angeles To Its Most Protected Enclaves Of Prestige And Power To The Ruthless Glamour Of Hollywood, A Killer Stalks His Prey A Killer So Merciless No One In His Way Is Safe Not Even The InnocentAt The End Of A Long Day Battling Street Traffic, Bike Messenger Jace Damon Has One Last Drop To Make But En Route To Delivering A Package For One Of LA S Sleaziest Defense Attorneys, He S Nearly Run Down By A Car, Chased Through Back Alleys, And Shot At Only The Instincts Acquired While Growing Up On The Streets Of LA Allow Him To Escape With His Life And With The Package Someone Wants Badly Enough To Kill For Jace Returns To Lenny Lowell S Office Only To Find The Cops There, The Lawyer Dead, And Jace Himself Considered The Prime Suspect In The Savage Murder Suddenly He S On The Run From Both The Cops And A Killer, And The Key To Saving Himself And His Ten Year Old Brother Is The Envelope He Still Has Which Holds A Message No One Wants Delivered The TruthIn A City Fueled By Money, Celebrity, And Sensationalism, The Murder Of A Bottom Feeding Mouthpiece Like Lenny Lowell Won T Make The Headlines So When Detectives From The LAPD S Elite Robbery Homicide Division Show Up, Homicide Detective Kev Parker Wants To Know Why Parker Is On The Downhill Slide Of A Once Promising Career, And He Doesn T Want To Be Reminded That He Used To Be One Of The Hotshots, Working Cases That Made Instant Celebrities Of Everyone Involved Like The Case Of Fading Retty Boy Actor Rob Cole, Accused Of The Brutal Murder Of His Wife, Tricia Crowne Cole, Daughter Of One Of The Most Powerful Men In The City, LA S Latest Crime Of The Century Robbery Homicide Has No Reason To Be Looking At A Dead Small Time Scumbag Lawyer Or Chasing A Bike Messengerunless There S Something In It For Them Maybe Lenny Lowell Had A Connection To Something Big Enough To Be Killed For Parker Begins A Search For Answers That Will Lead Him To A Killer Or The End Of His Career Because If There S One Lesson He S Learned Over The Years, It S That In A Town Built On Fantasy And Fame, Delivering The Truth Can Be Deadly I ve been meaning to re read Tami Hoag s Kill the Messenger as I recall it to be an excellent read, and I gave it high marks the first time around, practically a decade ago I m happy to say I wasn t wrong then This book is still one of the most gripping and compelling reads out there The humanity of the characters is what drew me in the first time, and again now, I loved all the main players There s disgraced LAPD detective Kev Parker, the young bike messenger, Jace Damon and his little brother Tyler, there s Mrs Chen at the Chinese Fish market all these people felt very authentic and I enjoyed my time with them Young Tyler especially.The murder plot and political scandal, it wasn t all that difficult to understand we as readers are a bit misled as to who s really behind this plot, and that s for all the people on the good side of justice, to get to the bottom of For a synopsis of the book, I d advice you to consult other reviews I will not go into that I will just say that this book s still one of my favorite books by Tami Hoag and I love many , because I believe in these characters, in young vulnerable, yet strong Jace, in smart young Tyler and in Parker Wish there were books with Det Kev Parker. This is a stand alone book by the author with a great synopsis, so I had to read it It also makes up my letter K for the A Z challenge this year.SynopsisAt the end of a long day battling street traffic, bike messenger Jace Damon has one last drop to make But en route to delivering a package for one of L.A s sleaziest defense attorneys, he s nearly run down by a car, chased through back alleys, and shot at Only the instincts acquired while growing up on the streets of L.A allow him to escape with his life and with the package someone wants badly enough to kill for Jace returns to Lenny Lowell s office only to find the cops there, the lawyer dead, and Jace himself considered the prime suspect in the savage murder Suddenly he s on the run from both the cops and a killer, and the key to saving himself and his ten year old brother is the envelope he still has which holds a message no one wants delivered the truth.In a city fueled by money, celebrity, and sensationalism, the murder of a bottom feeding mouthpiece like Lenny Lowell won t make the headlines So when detectives from the LAPD s elite robbery homicide division show up, homicide detective Kev Parker wants to know why Parker is on the downhill slide of a once promising career, and he doesn t want to be reminded that he used to be one of the hotshots, working cases that made instant celebrities of everyone involved Like the case of fading retty boy actor Rob Cole, accused of the brutal murder of his wife, Tricia Crowne Cole, daughter of one of the most powerful men in the city, L.A s latest crime of the century Robbery Homicide has no reason to be looking at a dead small time scumbag lawyer or chasing a bike messengerunless there s something in it for them Maybe Lenny Lowell had a connection to something big enough to be killed for Parker begins a search for answers that will lead him to a killer or the end of his career Because if there s one lesson he s learned over the years, it s that in a town built on fantasy and fame, delivering the truth can be deadly.I did not think I was going to like this book when I first started it mainly because of our main protagonist Kev Parker, which was a pretty disappointing thought considering I love Hoag s writing He seemed a lot like Lucas Davenport, a character written by John Sandford that I really did not care for at all A very over the top egotistical guy But despite that, I liked the plotline so I kept on reading The book got a lot better the further I went in the story A lot of great mystery with a twist that I would never have guessed and it flowed really well It was a pretty engaging story.Now for the characters, all I can say is that they definitely will grow on you Each one with their own little quirks that annoyed the hell out of me, but somehow it ended up that I could relate to them in one way or another There was quite the mix of characters, from orphans to Chinese fish marketers to bike messengers All of them were quite unique and well developed Kev Parker, the main detective, just really bothered me for the first quarter of the book, and then he kind of shifted to a point where I got to see the real him and ended up liking him a lot So that made me happy Not all that flawed, but he had that potential I am sure our Author could right a prequel sequel to this and bring out all sorts of issues he may have.I can recommend this to anyone who likes a good mystery, or to anyone who is a Hoag fan and wants a stand alone to read Well written with plenty of action and excitement. 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I ve been a fan of Tami Hoag for a while, but this book was pretty eh I just didn t connect with any of the characters Maybe it s because this book was written from the pov of the male characters Anyway, I was disappointed. The story was kind of dry in this book and a couple times it was hard to follow. Have you ever read a book and thought, This would make a great movie So it goes with Kill The Messenger Tami Hoag is a fairly new authorto me.and so far I m really enjoying her books I ve seen so many Hoag books over the years seen a shelf full of her work at the library and thought she must be pretty good to have so many best selling books but, still, I never picked up any of her work Man What I ve been missing She is a superb writer, quickly drawing you in and keeping your attention until the very last page And the surprise ending is just that..a big surprise I never once had the slightest inkling of who dun it.You find yourself quickly rooting for Jace and Tyler Dare I say you become very protective of them and you just want to take them in and keep them safe Jace is that rare breed of young man who is all about protecting and caring for his brother, putting himself last And Tyler He s just so lovable You re given a glimpse of what kind of man he ll grow into A man much like his big brother.Parker is a good guy but you see him in a couple of moments where you know he can be cruel if he wants to I m still not sure if I liked Abby Lowell She could be quite the b tch when she felt like itand she felt like it quite a lot For me, it was only at the end that she really redeemed herself Davis doesn t really come into the story at first And there we find a demented psycho who ll stop at nothing to get what he wants.Hoag adds some great supporting characters Madame Chen and Andi are both so easy to love Ruiz and Kyle are so easy to despise Hoag really brings all of her characters to life, makes them seem so real.The non stop action puts you on the edge of your seat and leaves you satisfied with a story well told This is a must for the reader who really seeks thrills and action in his her reading fodder.Bike messenger Jace Damon is on his last delivery of a long day a package from one of L.A s sleaziest defense attorneys, Lenny Lowell But when Jace tries to make the drop, he is chased, shot at, and barely escapes with the package and his life Meanwhile, Lowell has been murdered and Jace finds himself suspect number one,In a city fueled by money, celebrity, and sensationalism, the slaying of a bottom feeder like Lowell won t make headlines So when LAPD s elite show up, homicide detective Kev Parker want to know why Parker begins a search for answers that will lead him to a killer or to the end of his career Because if there s one lesson Parker has learned over the years, it s that in a town built on fame and fantasy, delivering the truth can be murder. Tami Hoag seems to be branching out these days The last few books of hers I ve read have abandoned her established mold of setting up a hero and heroine both of whom have angsty pasts they re trying to overcome, and one or both of whom may be involved in law enforcement embroiled in solving a nasty, suspenseful crime while they inexorably become embroiled in each other Her latest, Kill the Messenger, has plenty of nasty, suspenseful crime but barely a whiff of any romance There s the slightly shady cop who s actually a decent sort despite his checkered past, and while he s got a love interest, their relationship is established already when the book starts and is not in fact a driving factor in the plot at all And the other protagonists a young bike messenger who winds up being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and his incredibly smart little brother are not entirely outside the Hoag mold we ve had prior books, such as the Night Sins Guilty as Sin duet, where a lot of camera time is spent on a kid.And I liked the plot it was suitably convoluted, slathered with the glitz of L.A culture Problem was, I think there was too much glitz and not quite enough substance Most of the main characters seemed little than barely sketched in archetypes to me the Street Youth With a Heart of Gold, the Incredibly Smart Child, the Shady but Decent Detective, the Noble Chinese Matriarch, the Crooked Cops Interfering with the Hero Who Really Wants Justice Done Hoag s writing seemed clunkier to me this time around as well it was simplistic, and that might have actually worked some with the story being set in L.A., except that the prose interfered with the story rather than letting it flow to me And it didn t help that Hoag gave her two young protagonists a very Hollywood esque sort of ending that was way too damned self referential to her own work, including not only the title of this novel but the title of her next one as well.There were some aspects of the story that I liked, I ll grant Though I don t think he got enough character development, and there were times when I thought he was an outright asshole, I did like Detective Parker The fact that he didn t get a happy ending, and how he wound up reacting to it, gave his character some much needed substance And I did like the character Eta But all in all, Hoag has done better It s not terribly likely I ll want to read this one again.