Buy Mysteries

Posts Tagged ‘volcanoes’

Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich

In the second “A Knight and Moon Novel” Janet Evanovich has gone back to writing without a partner.? “Dangerous Minds” as a result is back to standard Evanovich formulas for creating quirky characters and fast moving, adventurous plots that keep the reader turning page after page.? This is the most enjoyable Evanovich novel in a long time.

The series revolves around a young billionaire amateur investigator, Emerson Knight, and his assistant, Riley Moon, a Harvard graduate originally from Texas. Their side-kicks on this zany adventure are Emerson’s eccentric childhood friend, Vernon, and Vernon’s friend, a little monk from Bali named Wayan Bagus.? Bagus asked the team to find an island near Samoa he was living on that disappeared after it was invaded by some military-like men with strange tattoos on their wrists.? These quasi-military men turn out to be a secret society off-shoot of the Rough Riders founded by Teddy Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War.? They wear National Park Service uniforms and appear to have the run of several very remote parts of Yellowstone in Wyoming and Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii.

I don’t want to give away the plot but suffice it to say, there’s a particularly crazy bad man, not unlike Dr Strangelove, who wants to destroy the world with some “strange matter” that is found in volcanoes that have active magma from the core of the earth bubbling up to the surface occasionally.

Those readers who like Evanovich’s quirky characters, weird plots and breezy dialog will love “Dangerous Minds.”

Liz Nichols

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , ,