Book Reviews of The Best Kept Secret (Milan Jacovich Mysteries)

The Best Kept Secret (Milan Jacovich Mysteries)
The Best Kept Secret - Milan Jacovich Mysteries
Author: Les Roberts
ISBN-13: 9780312971267
ISBN-10: 0312971265
Publication Date: 6/15/2000
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Excellent continuation of series.
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A debt to and old friend puts Milan Jacovich in the middle of a sensitive case that's hurting his bank account and his love life. Jason Crowell has been accused of rape and murder, he has secret that he'd rather go to jail ths reveal.
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This review covers the abridged audio version read by the author. Usually a book is weakened by having the author read his or her own work - while Les Roberts does an adequate job, he still stumbles over many words and voices the male characters much better than the female characters. Still, he has a commanding personality and Milan Jacovich sounded real coming out of Mr. Roberts' mouth.

The premise of this book was very good. Flyers are found all around Sherman College's campus proclaiming Jason Crowell as a rapist by a group called the Women Warriors. The victim does not go to the police but but accuses him anonymously through the flyers. He is thought by everyone, including his own father, to be guilty. Then, a murder occurs, tied into Jason and a large amount of heroin is found in Jason's apartment - he is beginning to look like a really bad guy. He continues to declare his innocence and Milan Jacovich, former cop, now a private investigator, takes on the case as a favor to his best friend.

I had no problem with anything happening in the plot until Jacovich finds the alleged rape victim and interviews her. At that point, Mr. Roberts totally insults the reader/listener by not doing the obvious - asking the rape victim to describe her attacker. He asks if she remembers what kind of car he drove and what happened, but at no point during the interview does he ask her to describe Jason or does he show her a picture of him. The case could have ended right there if he had done what any third grader would have done -- asked the right questions.

This is a quick listen (only 4 tapes) - probably a full length version of the story is the better way to go if you want to do the audio instead of the read.