Author Steven Brewer has an uncanny ability to write morally gray anti-heroes you can’t help but root for. In Shotgun Boogie, Steven launches a new series focusing on Jackie Nolan, a truck thief with a moral lie she will not cross.
I first started to read his books when he wrote under the pen name Max Austin. As Austin, Steve penned a series called Duke City. Each of the Duke City books featured a different main charter. With each new book, I grew to enjoy the new lead but also missed not finding out what more happened to the last one. Shotgun Boogie promises to be the first in a new series featuring Jackie Nolan as the main charter.
Jackie Nolan is a tough no nonsense lady working for a truck salvage yard. To make a few extra bucks she also steals trucks. She is not a bad person just someone who needs a few extra bucks and is willing to take a few liberties with the law to make ends meet. Her boss has a system for reselling the trucks and fencing the cargo for a tidy profit.
When she unknowingly steals some guns earmarked for a drug cartel she feels compelled to do the right thing. She hides the truck and refuses to allow her boss to see the guns. In doing so she goes on the run keeping one step ahead as bodies start to pile up.
Shotgun Boogie is a page turner. Before the book ends Jackie will have to deal with, the drug cartel, a crooked Army officer, anti-government white supremacists, and an ATF agent. Once the action gets going it keeps rolling right till the climax. Can’t wait to read the second book in the series!
If you are in the mood for something that is not a cookie cutter plot filled with stock charters consider picking up Shotgun Boogie.