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Review – The Fox, the Dog, and the King by Matt Doyle

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Title: The Fox, the Dog, and the King

Author: Matt Doyle

Genre: Mystery – Science Fiction

Age Classification: Adult

Publisher: NineStar Press

Release: May 8, 2017

Available Format(s): PaperbackEbook

Cassie Tam, a P.I. in New Hopeland, is back with another case that is more than what it seems.

Kitsune, a tech shifter fox, is in town performing and new girlfriend (and previous client), Lori Redwood, thinks taking Cassie to the show will be the perfect way for Cassie to take some time away from work and relax. What neither of them counted on was Kitsune offering Cassie ten thousand dollars to find their missing dog, Fish. Cassie also was not expecting Lori to accept the job on her behalf.

The case was always going to have a level of difficulty to it given Kitsune’s true identity could not be made known, but this missing dog case becomes a lot more complicated once Cassie discovers it ties into a much bigger and dangerous case. Not being one to back down or give up, Cassie puts her life on the line in more ways than one.

There are plenty of new names that appear in book two as well as some familiar faces from Addict. Without potentially spoiling the plot, there are two characters that I specifically want to mention because they really stood out to me.
First up is Bert, Cassie’s gargoyle AI familiar. Although he was pretty awesome in book one, I felt that Bert had more opportunities to shine, show off his personality and make all readers jealous that we do not have a Bert of our own.
The other character is Devin Carmichael. He is a hitman that we were introduced to in Addict, but there is more to his character than book one leads us to believe. Besides killing people for a living, Devin seems to have a great moral compass, a kind heart and a decent sense of humour.

I personally found the investigation more interesting than the first book and was captivated by the developments of the case. As with the first book, the pacing and writing worked well in the telling of this fantastic plot and the characters, even the odd ones, felt natural and realistic.
Another element I appreciated was the Tech Shift Gear Welcome Pack at the end of the book. This provided much more information, including visuals, about how tech shifting works.

Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

I think it is safe to say I am a fan of the Cassie Tam Files! I cannot wait to read book three, LV48.

What “bad” characters do you have a soft spot for?
Let me know in the comments!

Until next time bibliophiles!

Amy x


A digital copy of this book was supplied to me by Matt Doyle

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