The Hardest Thing: A Dan Stagg Mystery by James Lear

I thought The Hardest Thing would be a great read for Memorial Day weekend. You have a United States Marine. Because the fellow marine he loved died by snipper fire, when he broke down in tears, he failed the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” clause in his contract and was kicked out after twelve years of dedicated service. Left to find himself again, he takes an extremely shady job as an escort/bodyguard and the book begins. He’s the good guy? No, he’s the bad guy. No? Well, he’s not the baddest guy in the book. The author went so deep into character than you really feel for this guy, his heroic darkness. His story was fast paced, high action, and so fully detailed, good/bad boy Dan Stagg brought tears to my eyes. I can’t wait to see him again.
Definitely 4 stars!!!

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