Book Review: Dead Peasants

Dead Peasants ( Zoo Crew #2)
By: Dustin Stevens
392 pages
Genre:  Suspense
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: February 2013
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Bargain Mart, long a fixture in the Missoula economic structure, has fallen on hard times. Things are dire, and if a financial windfall doesn’t arrive soon, their doors will close.

Across town, a woman grieves her recently deceased husband. Sitting alone at her kitchen table trying to put her life back in order, a call arrives asking where his quarter million dollar life insurance policy should be sent. A quarter million dollar life insurance policy she never knew existed.

Answering the phone on the other end of her call for help is Drake Bell, third year law student at the University of Montana. Joined by his partner Ava, and his loyal friends the Zoo Crew, Drake must attempt to make sense of the case Alice presents him.

A case that only grows more complex as people continue to pass away in Missoula, all with ties to Bargain Mart, all with large life insurance policies attached to them. Policies known in the corporate world as Dead Peasants…

My Thoughts:

* I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I thought the book started off slow but picked up nicely before halfway. Drake was a very interesting, personable protagonist and I like his friends, even though I wished they were a little more fully developed. The premise kept me entertained and I liked finding out about the term Dead Peasants- it was an interesting plot device. A fun, suspenseful read.

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