Official Review: Money Faucet by Joe Calderwood

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any crime, thriller, mystery or horror books or series.
Forum rules
Authors and publishers are not able to post replies in the review topics.
Post Reply
User avatar
Adedayo+23
Posts: 789
Joined: 13 Mar 2019, 13:39
2019 Reading Goal: 50
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 82
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 90
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-adedayo-23.html
Latest Review: The Deeper Shadow by A.M. Adair

Official Review: Money Faucet by Joe Calderwood

Post by Adedayo+23 »

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Money Faucet" by Joe Calderwood.]
Book Cover
4 out of 4 stars
Share This Review


Clint Kennedy is a thrill-seeking self-admitted criminal, and he has made his peace with it. Who wouldn't with a daily income of over four hundred thousand dollars? Clint prides himself in being as honest and meticulous as possible in his dealings with his business associates, South American drug lords he knows better than to cross. He understands that job security is an unrealistic concept in his line of work. Still, Clint is filthy rich, living the dream, and would not have it any other way.

What was meant to be a short trip away from his home base in Mexico to attend to a family emergency soon turns into an involuntary vacation when Clint's boss, drug kingpin Pablo Navarro, instructs him to stay put in Miami till further notice. Something big is happening south of the border, and Pablo did not want him in town. Clint soon discovers why. A bloody intercartel war has broken out, and cartel bosses are dropping like flies. What does this mean for Clint? Will his connection to some of those cartels make him a target too? What about Pablo? Is he marked for death as well, or is he the one behind it all?

Clint is also facing problems of his own in Miami - from suddenly becoming responsible for a dying old man and his sizeable estate, to planning a discreet yet extravagant wake for a former employee, to being blackmailed by a dirty lawyer. Then there's his incarcerated and loathsome stepbrother, who is hell-bent on destroying Clint and the family business after embezzling from the family bank. All Clint wants is to go back to his home in Mexico, preferably in one piece. With everything he is currently facing and the nasty surprises yet to follow, his run of bad luck is only just beginning.

Money Faucet is the second book in The Clint Kennedy Crime series by Joe Calderwood. It is an intriguing story with a captivating first chapter meant to reel in the reader in preparation for the thrilling ride to come. The highly suspenseful narrative flowed at a fast pace with startling and exciting twists and turns. The author made ample use of descriptive elements that not only brought the story to life but also elevated its cinematic appeal. The character development was exceptional, with complex personalities whose clear motives made their actions relatable.

I found Clint Kennedy quite interesting. He is a generally likable person, but he is also a morally grey character. He is in bed with nefarious individuals who place little to no value on human life. He aids in, and benefits from, their illegal venture and loses no sleep over lives lost while doing business as long as it does not directly affect him. Clint is also a devoted son, a loyal brother, and a good friend. His warm familial relationship with his surrogate parents, as well as his generous philanthropic side, added depth to both his character and the story.

The only critique I have is regarding the writing. I noticed that the author favored long-winded sentences, and these were a bit confusing to read from time to time. Nevertheless, this did not detract from the quality of the story. Money Faucet was a fun, well-written, and enthralling novel that I look forward to seeing on the big screen sometime soon. I gladly rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.

The near flawless editing leads me to believe that it was professionally edited. Despite having themes of crime, drugs, and other forms of illegal activities, the book contained no depiction of gratuitous violence, which was a plus. However, the themes, including a bit of strong language, makes the book unsuitable for impressionable young children. This is the perfect book for fans of fast-paced crime thrillers looking for a quick read to pass the time.

******
Money Faucet
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon
"Destiny struggles to reassert the pattern that was meant to be." ~ Lightning by Dean Koontz :tiphat:

User avatar
Stephanie Elizabeth
Posts: 2151
Joined: 18 Jul 2018, 15:41
2019 Reading Goal: 40
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 140
Currently Reading: We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies
Bookshelf Size: 128
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-stephanie-elizabeth.html
Latest Review: You, Me and Destiny by J.F McLoughlin

Post by Stephanie Elizabeth »

Wow--this sounds intriguing! I wonder how Clint will stay safe, despite the intercartel war going on. This definitely sounds like a book that I could read in one sitting. Thanks for the thrilling review.

User avatar
Ada Ling
Posts: 318
Joined: 29 Mar 2020, 17:42
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 18
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ada-ling.html
Latest Review: How To Be Successful by M. Curtis McCoy

Post by Ada Ling »

The main character sounds interesting. Thank you for introducing this book.

User avatar
Pluma
Posts: 132
Joined: 17 May 2020, 22:36
Favorite Book: Wonks
Currently Reading: Salami Leh Beirut
Bookshelf Size: 29
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-pluma.html
Latest Review: Daniel Kossov - Pictures of an Outstanding Musician by Rosemary Ellen Tingley

Post by Pluma »

Clint sounds like a unique and well-developed main character, and I would be interested to see where his struggles take him. I always enjoy books with morally grey main characters, it makes the story interesting. This seems like a gripping and entertaining read. Thanks for the great review!

User avatar
NetMassimo
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 2353
Joined: 24 Jul 2019, 06:37
2019 Reading Goal: 50
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 162
Currently Reading: Navigating New Normal Book One Environmental Rescue
Bookshelf Size: 184
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-netmassimo.html
Latest Review: On the Trail of the Ruthless Warlock by Lynne Armstrong-Jones

Post by NetMassimo »

Clint seems to be always in a handful having to juggle with a lot of problems, most of which he brought on himself. Thank you for your great review!
Ciao :)
Massimo

User avatar
LinaJan
Posts: 737
Joined: 10 Apr 2020, 08:06
Favorite Author: Connor Mackay
Currently Reading: Zona: The Forbidden Land
Bookshelf Size: 256
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-linajan.html
Latest Review: Shifting Sands by Barry Litherland
fav_author_id: 197769

Post by LinaJan »

This sounds like just a book for me! I love stories that feature strong character development. And all the action added on top... Sounds perfect!

Thank you for such an informative and exquisitely written review!

User avatar
Pearl Akpan
Posts: 298
Joined: 29 Jun 2020, 12:23
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 21
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-pearl-akpan.html
Latest Review: We are Voulhire: The Flesh of the Mind by Matthew Tysz

Post by Pearl Akpan »

i’m encouraged to check this book out from the knowledge of the strong character development.
Thank you for an informative review

Post Reply

Return to “Crime, Thrillers, Mystery and Horror Books”