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Blood Brothers: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel by R. Weir

Still recovering from his last case, which brought painful injuries and heartache, Jarvis picks himself up to help family out of a dire situation. A call from his sister-in-law leads him back to where he grew up. Big brother, Flynn, has dug himself a hole he can't climb out of, one filled with lies and deceit. Jarvis lends a hand, and is soon caught between Feds and gangsters, leading to peril for all involved.

With sharp tongue, nerves of steel, and fierce determination, Jarvis comes to his brother’s reluctant assistance. But can Jarvis save him from the depths to which he has fallen without getting them all killed? Coming to terms with his life growing up, and how he became who he is, Jarvis faces his past, present and future, and confronts an evil worse than anything he’s encountered before, one that may leave Jarvis, and all those he holds dear, dead.
Source: I received a free copy of this book with the option of leaving an honest review.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Private Investigator
Format: eBook, Print
Publication Date: December 23, 2015
Series: Jarvis Mann Detective


When Jarvis' sister-in-law calls him to confirm her suspicions that his big brother, Flynn, is having an affair, Jarvis heads back to his hometown in the Midwest to investigate. Jarvis' past history with his big brother makes him even more determined to maintain his distance; however, when Jarvis finds out that the Feds are using Flynn to build their case against a gangster, he steps in to help his brother out. The problem is, Jarvis isn't confident that he can pull Flynn out of the hole that he's dug himself into without endangering his family.

Suspense and intrigue follow Jarvis as an investigation becomes personal in this thrilling installment of the Jarvis Mann Detective series!

First, let me say that Blood Brothers is my favorite in the series thus far. In the previous installments, the focus is on Jarvis' history as a private investigator rather than his personal history. In this case, Jarvis returns to his hometown to investigate his brother and readers will get a bigger glimpse into his past and his family's dynamic.

For those who have followed the series, you will find that Weir continues to imbue his characters with historical charm in a modern-day setting. I think this contrast makes for quirky and interesting characters who, despite their somewhat outdated values, interact well with the modern setting. It was also nice to see a different perspective of Jarvis without his confident swagger as he desperately tried to figure out how to untangle the mess Flynn was in the middle of while trying to protect his sister-in-law and niece.

Weir also planted some serious twists and turns in the plot. Just as I thought I understood what the whole situation was, something would happen, and any notions I had about the situation were blown away. While the twists and turns made the plot more compelling, the pace of the book is what kept me reading. It's fast-paced and Jarvis seems to uncover more information every few pages, so it was really easy to become engrossed in the book and completely lose track of time. The ending was unexpected and it wasn't a cliffhanger, but it left me with a sense that there was still more to come.

I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series and I definitely recommend Blood Brothers to people who enjoy suspenseful private detective novels. While it's not the first installment of the series, I think it would be a great introduction to the series for readers who haven't tried it yet. 

About R. Weir 

R. Weir, author
R. Weir, author. Courtesy of Amazon.
I live in the Mile High city with my wife, daughter and dog, where the Rocky Mountain High isn’t always achieved with an herbal substance. When not glued to the computer for work and writing, I relax by enjoying the outdoors; playing tennis, travelling in our motorhome and riding a motorcycle wherever the wind takes me. My writing beckons back to the days of detectives and dames, but with modern plots and twists. PI Jarvis Mann is tough, resourceful and a man with as many faults as virtues. HIs oddball sense of humor is much like mine, though I’m not nearly as tough and fearless as he is. Though no evil stands a chance against my written word!

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