Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Luxury Hotel Near the Grand Canyon Hides Bribery, Intimidation, and Murder

Jacob Smalls, a travel writer, is feeling down. He’s divorced and now he's lost his very attractive travel writer girl friend, Jewel Rider. He’s always known that Jewel is fickle and not above using her beauty and wit to get sources to give her information.

This time she seems to be after a story about Gus Greenbaum’s luxury hotel near the Grand Canyon. Gus is a gangster known for bribery and intimidation. Jacob thinks Jewel may be getting in over her head, so he follows her to the Grand Canyon on a publicity trip to Gus’ hotel.

I found this book difficult to get into. Jacob is not a compelling character. He seems a bit mean following Jewel with the idea of possibly taking over her story.

The interesting part of the book is reading about the Grand Canyon and the environmental challenges posed in keeping the Canyon as a beautiful, natural spot as opposed to the desire of entrepreneurs to make money on the natural beauty.

I can’t recommend this book highly. But if you enjoy reading about the problems of keeping a natural location intact for everyone to enjoy, you may like
this book.

I received this book from Alibi and NetGalley for this review.