Foreign Deceit by Jeff Carson
In the week preceeding a potential promotion, Colorado deputy sergant David Wolf is informed of his brother’s apparent suicide in his appartment in Italy. With tension rising between him and his competitor for the Sheriff’s position, Wolf sets off for Europe to find the truth behind his brother’s uncharacteristic demise.
With an ex-wife just out of rehab, a suspected murder on a hiking trail, and a colleague who is definitely out to get him, I was riveted by David Wolf’s Colorado story. Unsurprisingly I found the detour to Italy to be unengaging and scattered with too many pizza references. I couldn’t wait for Wolf to head back to his home turf in the US.
This was my first time reading Jeff Carson, and whilst not filled with the same pastoral descriptive style of similar novels I’ve read, I was still drawn to the characters and setting. Despite the