By D.P. Lyle
With “Deep Six,” D.P. Lyle has written a mystery reminiscent of the Spencer series written by the late, great Robert B. Parker and continued today by the impressive Ace Atkins. Mix pulp fiction with a great mystery, add a dash of humor, stir lightly and you’ll have a perfect combination that is “Deep Six.”
Ex-big league pitcher, now bar owner, Jake Longly, is moonlighting for his father’s PI firm, Ray Longly Investigations. While staking out a possible cheating wife in his old neighborhood, Jake’s ex-wife mistakenly thinks he’s stalking her and takes out her anger with a golf club, smashing the windows of his prize Mustang. This unfortunate event leads to a much more fortunate one: meeting the stunning, Nicole; a woman who is as smart and sassy as she is beautiful. The investigation soon takes a turn for the worse when the party being investigated is murdered.
Lyle has written a mystery where the main character is surrounded by a great cast of misfits who work together in a style as smooth as the running of his vintage Mustang. But, are they in over their heads when they realize they’re up against drug cartels and villains who value money more than human life?
Grab a cold beverage, sit back, and enjoy a great read. D.P. Lyle has hit a homerun with “Deep Six”!
Reviewed by J.M. LeDuc, author of “Painted Beauty,” published by Suspense Publishing, an imprint of Suspense Magazine