I do like PJ Tracy. The pseudonym of a mother-daughter team, Tracy’s books are fast-paced nail-biters; the mark of an excellent crime novel. Dead Run forms part of the Monkeewrench series of books, focusing on a group of highly intelligent game developers who sometimes get themselves mixed up in places they shouldn’t be.
This one is no exception. Off on a trip, three women – two Monkeewrench ladies and one FBI agent – find themselves in a small, quiet town. No problem here, except that it’s altogether too quiet. Everything is silent and pristine, looking like people just downed tools and disappeared into thin air. As the women look for answers, they narrowly avoid being killed a number of times, and the story leads grippingly towards a fantastic finale. If you haven’t yet sampled PJ Tracy, go for it now.