Stone's 2nd crime novel is told from several POVs that bog down the storyline at times. His attention to detail and character building really help flesh out the characters so you become attached and root for them in the end. Max is the bad cop and Joe is the good cop and Solomon Boukman is the bad guy. Max & Joe get tangled up with the Haitian when they start investigating a bizarre case where a tarot card was found in the victims stomach. 4🌟
I picked this up at the library sale a few months ago purely by the cover. I'm more than halfway in and it's just now starting to pick up the pace. It doesn't help that there are quite a few POV & MC's bc of it. The 3 MC are Max, Joe, and Carmine. Max & Joe are Miami detectives and Carmine is a Haitian pimp that's unfortunate enough to be the weak link in Solomon's empire of cocaine smuggling & voodoo killings.
While this one was missing Vincent D‘Agosta, I‘m glad the authors got back to focusing on just one crime instead of doing family and ward-related troubles for Pendergast.