Two Evils, Paperback
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*US edition title: OFF THE GRID* Two Evils is the sixth book in P.J.

Tracy's Monkeewrench series. As the nights draw in so the killings begin...A missing girl is found dead in a parking lot, her throat cut.

Two young immigrants are gunned down in their apartment. And with each passing day the body count rises...For Minneapolis homicide detectives Gino and Magozzi it seems that this autumn the bodies are falling faster than the leaves.

With few leads to go on, yet evidence that these killings are linked to others taking place in other cities, the pair turn to Grace McBride, maverick computer analyst.

What Grace uncovers forces Gino and Magozzi to make a dreadful and fateful choice: down which twisted path does the lesser of two evils lie...P.J.

Tracy's cult thriller characters Grace MacBride and Detectives Gino and Magozzi are back once again in the sixth book in the Monkeewrench series.

Follow their journeys in the rest of the series: Want to Play?, Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind and Play to Kill.

Praise for P.J. Tracy: 'Outrageously suspenseful' Harlan Coben 'A fast-paced gripping read with thrills and devilish twists' Guardian 'A powerful thriller and an ingenious plot' Observer P.J.

Tracy is the pseudonynm for the mother-and-daughter writing team of P.J. and Traci Lambrecht. They are the authors of the award-winning and best-selling thrillers Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Play to Kill, Two Evils and the Richard and Judy Book Club pick Want to Play?.

All six books feature detectives Gino and Magozzi and maverick computer hacker Grace MacBride.

P.J. and Traci both live near Minneapolis, Minnesota. www.pjtracy.net

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780141030289

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TWO EVILS – P.J.TRACYI’m no stranger to P.J.Tracy, Grace MacBride and the Monkeywrench crew so I kind of knew what to expect with this and I wasn’t disappointed. The book gets off to a rollicking start, two dead bodies already by page 6 and that’s just for starters. It’s an easy read in many respects, undemanding and a paradoxical predictability for you don’t know what’s going to happen as the plot unfolds but you know the direction its going to take. There will be a big part played by computers, Grace and the gang will be placed in situations of extreme danger and the cops and the FBI will try and sort things out. It’s a bit like the Famous Five for grown ups but the lashings aren’t ginger beer……..I think that one of the dangers of two people writing the same book is you get double the plot complexity and characterisations so you have to stay on top of this to keep hold of the unravelling of exactly what’s going on. I don’t want this to be a spoiler so I’ll say no more.It’s an easy, absorbing read; it doesn’t matter if you’re unfamiliar with this series of books. Whilst the characters have quirks aplenty they lack the depth of say a Tony Hill or a Harry Hole but if you enjoy a good ole crime yarn then you’ll enjoy this.If you’re looking for more then go elsewhere, there’s the occasional attempt at social commentary but for me it never quite works. And there’s no need for it to this is a story that works and is simply a book to be enjoyed. End of.

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