Repo Madness

Forge. Aug. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9780765377500. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466855915. M
OrangeReviewStarFootball great-turned-repo man Ruddy McCann, who returned in disgrace to Kalkaska, MI, after serving time for murder, finds his new life upturned when a psychic tells him this piece of his history may not have happened the way Ruddy believes. Our hero is also coping with the death of his boss Milt; Ruddy's fiancée, Katie, wants to take a break from the relationship; and the voice of his late future father-in-law, Alan Lottner, has taken up residence in Ruddy's head once more (his new shrink is loving that one). Reinvestigating the crime that landed him in prison sets Ruddy on the trail of a possible serial killer. Cameron's protagonist is a perfect everyman who does his job and goes home, maybe drinks a few beers now and again. The cast that orbits him is a wonderfully dynamic assortment of oddballs.
VERDICT Carl Hiaasen fans will enjoy this entertaining follow-up to The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man, which was short-listed for the RUSA Reading List in 2015.
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