Title: Maggie, I Love You
Author: Ronald Higgins
Release date: 2011
Published by: Dorrance Publishing CO
Reading level: FICTION – Adult: Contemporary Novel
About the Book:
Brent Stewart, once a military policeman in Saigon during the Vietnam War in 1975, is vice president for an insurance company in New York City. All he ever wanted was to become a private detective, but he couldn’t pursue it because of financial reasons. Fortunately for him, winning the million-dollar lottery and investing the money in the stock market brings him into the limelight of being an independent wealthy bachelor in New York City, living a life of every person’s dreams.
He resigns from the insurance company and opens his own private investigation firm. One day Alex, Brent’s co-policeman in Vietnam, seeks his help about the disappearance of his wife, Maggie. But Brent’s team has to deal with a Mafia group based in Hong Kong, in connection with Maggie being missing and her father’s blunder against the gang.
In Maggie, I Love You the story of a woman who is too desperate to turn from rags to riches even if it affects her family is told. This book also tells how power and dedication to work, as exemplified by Brent Stewart, the detective in charge, can easily solve any case.
The novella is full of memorable characters and an ending that will surprise you. The main character Brent was charming, smart, and witty. The novella was well written easy to read and all of the scene descriptions flowed nicely. All of the characters were developed fully and fit into the storyline quite nicely. The author did a good job on his debut novel and I wonder what he is working on next.
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