This is actually the fourth book in the Eddie LaCrosse mystery series. Each novel stands on its own, but after reading the first one I went back and started at the beginning and found you get a lot more out of them when you read them in order.
In Wake of the Bloody Angel, Eddie is hired to track down the pirate who broke the heart of Angelina, the woman who owns the tavern below his office. This all happened twenty years ago so Eddie is working on a very cold case to track down a man who could even be dead.
Eddie's sarcasm and dry humor make him an instantly appealing character. His interactions with other characters, some new and some who've appeared in the series before are genuine and intriguing.
But, what makes this mystery novel is how Eddie deals with all the action-packed obstacles in his path. The medieval, fantasy setting has him fighting pirates, dealing with ghosts and even sea monsters. Wake of the Bloody Angel is a quick, fun read that will keep you eagerly turning pages right through to the end.
I received this book for review purposes.