by Dustin Stevens
Book: Zoo Crew #2
Publisher: Amazon Digital
Pub Date: Feb 2013
Genre: Young Adult
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Bargain Mart, long a fixture in the Missoula economic structure, has fallen on hard times. Things are dire, and if a financial windfall doesn’t arrive soon, their doors will close.
Across town, a woman grieves her recently deceased husband. Sitting alone at her kitchen table trying to put her life back in order, a call arrives asking where his quarter million dollar life insurance policy should be sent. A quarter million dollar life insurance policy she never knew existed.
Answering the phone on the other end of her call for help is Drake Bell, third year law student at the University of Montana. Joined by his partner Ava, and his loyal friends the Zoo Crew, Drake must attempt to make sense of the case Alice presents him.
A case that only grows more complex as people continue to pass away in Missoula, all with ties to Bargain Mart, all with large life insurance policies attached to them. Policies known in the corporate world as Dead Peasants
My Review: We start in Montana where we learn of a group that has called themselves the Zoo Crew. The beginning of the book isnt slow at all, you will be thrown right on into the story. It's got legal drama for those of you who like legal or even mystery books, though it's more on the legal side. Also it's not your typical story, it's not a crew where they go out and do things, but you never get to know them. Here you actually get to know whats going on, know the people and with that, you know this story is just going to flow well. Drake and Kade were two characters that I enjoyed. Kade, I felt that he should have gotten a bit more attention at times, though he is very well written. He's quite the character, and you can easily fall for Kade. Drake is this law student and works at a clinic. He's a big character in this book, and you'll learn so much from him. Ajax, and Ava are two other characters you'll meet in the story. Ava is lovable from the star and Ajax is sort of the funny one in the group. All these people together are such an awesome group! With their personalities put together you can't help but enjoy and fall for the book. You might even find some parts funny, well at least I did. Drake will have to be my favorite, not because hes the main dude, but because he is down to earth and who doesn't like a down to earth character? Those are usually the best ones! Mainly because they are tricky. Either they are really down to earth, or they use it as a cover for something more sinister. Love having twists in any book, and this book there will be a bit. Just when I thought something was going to happen, it totally went the other way! Got so into the book, that I was screaming at it for ending and at parts that didn't end up the way i'd like. Well, we can't have a book go the way we want, otherwise that would make books boring right?