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Big Jack by J.D. Robb

Big Jack - J.D. Robb

Almost sixty years after the heist in Hot Rocks, the quarter of the diamonds that has never been recovered is back in the limelight thanks to the book written by Laine and Max Gannon's granddaughter who comes home from her book tour to find her house sitter dead...Someone is obviously determined to get their hands on the famous diamonds and are willing to do anything in their power to achieve the goal.

This one was definitely nothing to write home about. There was some sort of disconnect between the story and this particular reader, and I didn't care much about the diamonds or the killer's identity. Something in the mystery/suspense department was simply off.

What saved this one were the well-known characters and their ever-developing relationships, but there is only so much even great characters can do to boost up a rather mediocre story.