Reading any novel in this series is like sinking into a hot tub with a glass of champagne and a good book. Comfortable yet adventurous, cosy yet full of the evils of the human heart, edifying yet revealing of human frailties, the series features an extraordinary protagonist in private investigator Raja Williams. Of rainbow Caribbean descent, he is an attractive and appealing figure, grounded in deep empathy and possessing a nearly non-earthly psychic sense.
This installment involves an attorney in environmental law, dead inexplicably on Mount Rainier, an individual with no enemies. Raja declares it murder, and off he goes, with prime hacker partner Vinny. If justice and truth can be exposed, Raja Williams will see to it.
Author Jack Thompson generously provided me with a digital copy of SWIMMING UPSTREAM. No renumeration was exchanged.