His apprehensions about accepting the gig took this reviewer straight into flashback mode while envisioning James Garner as the PI Jim Rockford; gosh I don’t know, this seems a bit iffy but I sure could use the cash. Flint agrees to begin searching for the long-lost daughter of what he soon realizes is a prominent Yellow Springs family.
Flint’s a single dad. We follow him as he traverses the funky environs of Yellow Springs; his favorite hangouts; coffee shops, restaurants, and our beloved local grocery store, Tom’s Market, where Jackson flirts with his love interest among the produce aisles.
Flint’s sidekick, Brick, is a hulking presence who lives out in the woods. Flint realizes he must conduct surveillance upon a house in Dayton. He hires someone else to conduct the surveillance — he’s not too fond of sitting in a car for hours. He prefers action.
There’s plenty of that as the story cascades to crescendo. The ultimate showdown occurs on the streets of downtown Yellow Springs, teeming with visitors attending the semi-annual Street Fair, as Jackson and his crew try to solve the case and apprehend the bad guys.
Geisel is already hard at work on the next book in this series.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Fair Game — A Jackson Flint mystery Yellow Springs, Ohio” by Scott Geisel (Fox & Possum Publishing, 245 pages, $12.99)