cover image Fool’s Run: A Si Reardon Novel

Fool’s Run: A Si Reardon Novel

Sidney Williams. Gordian Knot, $17.99 trade paper (262p) ISBN 978-1-952979-82-8

Si Reardon, the resourceful and appealing narrator of this clever series launch set in New Orleans from Williams (Midnight Eyes), has recently been released from prison. A former cop, Si was convicted of manslaughter after being held responsible for his police partner’s death in a shooting. He can’t get a job. Meanwhile, his case may be reopened and his conviction overturned, and he needs proof of financial security in order to file for custody of his young daughter. Then Adam and Grace Holt hire him for his police background. Three years earlier, the Holts’ daughters, who were 13 and seven years old at the time, were taken from the family home by a Ukrainian crime kingpin as retribution for a failed business deal. The Holts have given up hope of ever seeing their children again. “What is it you want me to do?” Si asks them. “We want you to kill the devil, Mr. Reardon.” The action unfolds speedily, as Si prepares for his mission and gathers his team, which includes Crystal, a sex worker with a talent for improvisation. This thriller-cum-caper will keep readers eagerly turning the pages. Si is sure to win loyal fans for his future adventures. (Nov.)