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Hank Boucher is a 36-year-old half-French, half-Hawaiian male with vast experience as a US Navy Seal operative who gains experience from his encounters in war-like situations; Hank realizes that aging has finally caught up with him. He resolves to hang his boots and seeks a more settling career. He enrolls in the CIA, where he can still apply his experience as a navy seal. Hank joins the CIA and gets involved in a murder case and the disappearance of military-grade missiles. Both of these cases appear unrelated but coincidentally have ties to a regular waste collection company called Trinity Waste Management. Can Hank Boucher juggle a murder and the interception of military-grade equipment in the same swoop?
Murder in the Garbage by Jerry A. Greenberg is the first installment of a two-book series about the murder of one of the managers of Trinity Waste Management. The remains of Charles Thornton discovered in a trash can sparked fear in the residents of Howell Street. Could there be some relation between the murder and the missing military-grade missiles? Murder in the Garbage is a murder mystery novel that offers action-packed scenes involving hand-to-hand combat and gunfire. It is also a thrilling novel that seeks to uncover a crime syndicate working under the guise of a waste disposal company.
The story uses first-person narration, which helps readers experience a chapter based on each character's point of view. The book's narration immersed me in the story's fictional world and the characters' minds. The book's ending was suspenseful, thrilling, and unraveling. I see why the author used this ending scene, as it only leaves readers more curious and wanting to know the ultimate end. I saw no plot holes in this novel. However, I did notice a slight error in the early chapters where the author referred to the company as Triangle Waste management, but it was not a huge deterrent.
Therefore, I would like to give this book a rating of 5 out of 5. Murder in the Garbage was thrilling: its' action and heart-pumping sequences kept me hooked. There was a discrepancy in the company's name in the first chapter, but it wasn't a bother. I saw no grammatical errors within the novel. I have to applaud the author for his exceptional editing. The ending was perfect and a great way to entice readers to read the second novel.
I recommend this novel to readers who like action sequences involving physical combat and gunfire. I also recommend it to people who are fond of murder mystery novels. The book does contain vulgar language, which can be intolerable for some readers. The book also has mild sex scenes involving kissing. For those who may find this inappropriate, then this novel is not for you.
Murder in the Garbage
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