Big Mojo by Jack Getze is the third book in the “Austin Carr” mystery series. Publisher: Down & Out Books, September 2014
Wall Street’s miasmal garbage washes up on the Jersey Shore when a small time broker falls in love: Is he attracted to the beautiful lady—or her brother’s inside information?
Held spellbound by a steamy, auburn-haired woman with a dubious past and a get-rich-quick, insider trading scheme, Austin Carr knocks down a beehive of bad-acting Bonacellis, including the ill-tempered “Mr. Vic” Bonacelli, who wants his redhead back, and local mob lieutenant Angelina “Mama Bones” Bonacelli, architect of a strange and excruciating death trap for the fast-talking stockbroker she calls smarty pants.
To survive, Austin must unravel threads of jealousy, revenge and new affections, discover the fate of a pseudo ruby called the Big Mojo and slam the lid on a pending United States of America vs. Austin Carr insider trading case. Can Austin and his Jersey Shore mouthpiece possibly out maneuver the savvy U.S. District Attorney from Manhattan? Will anything matter for Austin ever again if Mama Bones flips that switch?
In this latest book, once again, Austin finds himself involved in all kinds of turmoil and it looks like there’s no way out. The fun really begins when the author took me on a roller coaster ride with so many deep dips and twisty turns, I didn’t know if Austin, let alone myself was going to survive all that ventured into Austin’s path. Some familiar faces are back causing the same havoc but it’s the fast-paced delivery and the author’s sense of humor via the dialogue that pipes this drama up a notch as you wonder how it all will play out and will Austin get off this ride unscathed. Austin is the perfect foil in his own little world and with the way the book ends, I can’t wait to see what troublesome situation Austin falls into.