Jim Bean, a Las Vegas PI with plenty of secrets concerning
his past, has no inkling of the mess he will find himself in
when he agrees to handle a missing person case. Believing
that he is searching for a woman's long-lost brother, Jim is
devastated when his investigation places an innocent man in
the crosshairs of a deranged stalker.
Sophie Evers has left behind a path of carnage in her
pursuit of Daniel, a boy she has been obsessed with since
her youth. Hiring PI Jim Bean to locate the elusive Daniel,
she is confident she can easily control the situation, as
well as the supposedly inept Jim Bean. However, Sophie gets
way more than she bargained for when Jim realizes the
twisted, evil truth behind her determined pursuit of Daniel.
Jim cannot live with himself if he is the one responsible
for letting Sophie get her hands on Daniel.
As a psychological thriller, 19 SOULS by J.D. Allen
is fast paced with lots of cunning twists and turns. I felt
the supporting cast of characters added an astute aspect to
the plot and great interaction with the leading individuals
in this new series, Sin
City Investigations, featuring a likable and unique
Las Vegas PI. Though the conclusion to 19 SOULS was a bit
anticlimactic for me, it does provide a distinctive
introduction to PI Jim Bean and his diverse and unusual
group of friends and associates, which I hope we will be
reading more about in the future.
Private Investigator Jim Bean is a straightforward,
to-the-point man. When his latest client, Sophie Evers, asks
him to find her brother Daniel, Jim has no idea how
complicated his life is about to become.
Daniel is not Sophie's brother. He is her most coveted prey.
Clinging to the belief that they belong together, Sophie
kills Daniel's real sister to manipulate Jim into flushing
Daniel out of hiding. She will create the "perfect life" for
the only man she's ever loved, no matter how many people she
must kill along the way.
When Jim discovers the truth about Sophie, he's driven to
set things right before her delusional plan claims even more