For Jack Shepherd, tiger shape-shifter and former soldier, life is heading for a dead end. Dead End, Florida, to be exact. When he learns that he inherited a combination pawn shop/private investigation agency from his favorite uncle, Jack’s first job is to solve his uncle’s murder. Because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.
This novel is a paranormal mystery with magic, shape shifters, humor, vampires, a taxidermied alligator, witches, gunshots, bad singing, Crazy Hormonal Town, terrible parking, the FBI, swamp commandos, tigers, special agents, flirting, belly laughs, comedy, humor, and a pawn shop.
Tess is just minding her business running the pawn business when the late owner’s nephew shows up saying that he owns half of the business. Which would be fine, other than dead bodies are starting to pile up in Dead End, Florida and they all seem to be left at the doorstep of the pawnshop. Oh did I mention that the owner of the pawnshop was also dropped on the doorstep?
Jack is a tiger shifter and a former special ops soldier who returns home to de-stress and relax after serving. Only to discover that his abilities as both a shifter and a soldier are needed.
Tess however is no slouch and actually has powers of her own. Powers that she hates, and that technically spell disaster for whomever she touches. Sort of. It is complicated.
The book is a bit rough at the beginning and seems to be a bit overdone with Tess. I have not read any of the other books, and so apparently Jack is featured in a lot of them. So Tess is apparently a new character and so that may be why all of her emotions are overdone. Trying to make sure that she is a character that people like, especially with her working with Jack.
I liked this book, it was fun, had bits of humor, and really brought you into the story. This isn’t a book that you have to really think about, and that is perfect for when you want to lay on the porch with a drink and just read.