Blood Jungle Ballet Jungle Beat #4 (E–pub READ) ë John Enright
Ng this book though still married The Catholic church and Samoan religion play a large part in the story Good mystery with interesting side characters particularly a new oung officer I ve really enjoyed this series so different from others I ve read I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review A disuieting string of murders terrorizes the remote lush island of Samoa Det Sgt Apelu Soifua has seen a lot in his time with the police force but even he is unsettled by the bodies that have started piling up At first the murders don t seem connected a local transvestite found castrated and brutalized a visiting politician who drops dead on the dance floor a prison guard and an inmate who
kill each other but as Apelu works with the hospital s new each other but as Apelu works with the hospital s new examiner to find out who is behind the rash of killings a disturbing pattern emerges Can they put the pieces together before Apelu "Becomes The Next VictimThis Is "the next victimThis is fourth novel in the Jungle Beat series Unfortunately I hadn t read any of the previous three and I think that was to my detriment I really felt that I had missed something about the backstory of Apelu so I suggest reading the previous novels first to get a fuller story of the MCThere are two distinct good and bad points about this book for meThe good the characters What a uniue cast of characters the author has put together here Bringing together a group of likeable characters isn t always easy but Chasing McCree Chasing McCree you just have to feel something for Detective Apelu and all those characters he comes into contact with while trying to solve the seemingly unconnected spate of murders The bad the story This was a case for me of nothing happens The story ebbs and flows but with no real drive behind it I didn t feel compelled to discover the connection between the murders nor did I feel any real sense of urgency as Apelu comes closer to becoming the next victim Even the ending seemed a bit lackadaisical the resolution seemed to almost happen by accidentOverall a tough novel to get through but thankfully saved by the brilliant characters that inhabit the islands of American Samoa where this book is setPaulARH I don t know if this is the final book about Apelu and his kin but if it is it will be a great wat to end the series A tale about morality and mortality the story flows and draws the reader in Almost perfect This was the first book in this series that I have read To be honest I didn t realise it was a series until I wrote this review and saw how has it listed It certainly reads like a stand alone novel and I don t remember any callbacks or allusions to previous storylines A very slow paced Heart of Darkness A man s struggle to find his identity in a changing landscape A search for a killer All these plot elements form together seamlessly Albeit somewhat lazily There is no uickened pace no heightened heart rate this is a molasses slow plodding tale that leads to a likely conclusion Along the way there are an interesting cast of characters which in my opinion makes the story readable The mystery itself seems an afterthought there is no drive to really discover the murderer In fact the truth is uncovered only through vendettas and a desire to end a career Some plot lines that seem promising fizzle others just fade away with no conclusion I was left wanting so much from this book Again the characters and the setting are so well drawn out thatou are immersed in Samoan culture Like a beautiful drive through the country only to end at a blank concrete wall Although this one probably would work as a stand alone I d suggest reading the series in order for continuity in Apelu s circumstancesI ve read all four books no real spoiler that one s intended as a series conclusion and while I don t recall the details of the other three specifically I retain an impression that the first two were strong on plot and setting while the third was weaker focusing on Apelu as a character This one had a suspenseful plot with a denouement I didn t see coming at all although I was disappointed that setting seemed to play less of a part as the story went on Doctor Laura was a terrific complement to Apelu as a secondary investigator along with Officer Frost who becomes a prot g of his His girlfriend Avelisa seemed rather unstable shall we say however she s uite the change from his estranged religious frankly frumpy wife I wasn t real thrilled with the plot angle regarding their baby especially the graphic. L’s new medical examiner to find out who is behind the killings a disturbing pattern emerges And the closer they get to the killer the destructive he becomes Can they put the pieces together before Apelu becomes the next victim.
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suspects that there is something deeper than meets the eye going on Because these are notthat there is something deeper than meets the eye going on Because these are not investigations Apelu pursues them in odd moments of spare time When I left Apelu at the end of book one he was married with kids We find him in this book living with a Impossible Things younger Samoan woman while his undivorced wife and children have returned home to independent Samoa His girlfriend has a baby during the course of the story As the story develops Apelu consults with Laura a palangi white off islander lady medical examiner Together they notice unexplained or ignored aspects of the deaths They send samples to California for HIV testing but no results ever come back As Apelu and Laura become friendly Laura meets his girlfriend They become fast friends eventually Laura spends time with the girlfriend than with Apelu who seems to become an unnecessary third wheel in his own homeDuring the investigation of the first two deaths I noticed that the pace of the investigation of these cases is spot on for the way things occur in Samoa There is no urgent press to find out what happened Apelu remains aware and waits for developments to develop He knows the necessary information and connections will reveal themselves in good time One good techniue he uses is to stop in at the bar and idly wonder about things for an hour every day or two After fifty pages or so I found myself fully immersed in the pace and cultural ambiance of life in American Samoa I then had a firm grasp of what it feels like to have as much of an understanding of local Samoan affairs as any palangi can given our own cultural biases It felt uite similar to the feelings I had during my visit there so long agoOccasionally a few uneventful months pass between chapters The final events take place a full twoears after the opening scenes During that time the connections between the many deaths emerge as things become increasingly dreary in Apelu s life I won t tell Keto Diet for Beginners: The Keto Diet Cookbook with Quick and Healthy Recipes incl. 30 Days Weight Loss Plan you anything that would spoil the surprises butou can expect life for Apelu to become thoroughly unpleasant In fact by the end of the story Apelu has decided to uit the police force and spend his time farming on his plantation a few acres of overgrown slopes well into the jungle The way the book ends it is likely to be the last of series I would rather have the series continue but "it would take uite a turnaround in Apelu s attitude and situation "would take uite a turnaround in Apelu s attitude and situation option for continuing the series would be to let the Wachten op Apollo young police officer who has been mentored and helped by Apelu take over the series It would be fun to observe Ropeti as he learns police work and matures I m not sure I could take much of the dreariness that overtook ApeluThe strengths of this book include an accurate portrayal of Samoan life as it appears to a palangi strong interesting characters an intricate if slowly developing plot and several outstanding descriptive passages I also enjoyed a throwaway line on page 98 Absence makes the mind go ponderSeveral things about the story bothered me both in this book and in the first one I fully realize that these items are my personal uirks rather than the way many people feel but I mention them for the few people who may share my outlook I have a hard time identifying with point of view characters who do not have rigorous integrity Apelu a police officer smokes marijuana and lets occasional people get away with things that he shouldn t He lives with a girlfriend while still married and has a child with heret he doesn t seem to really care much about her I also do not enjoy stories where the main character suffers unfair blows that plunge him into despair without there being a recovery by the end of the book If I want that sor Detective Sergeant Apelu Soifua relates the events of the than 2 Criminal Juries in the 21st Century: Psychological Science and the Law (American Psychology-Law Society Series) years surrounding a series of seemingly at first disparate deaths Interspersed with this is his personal life which seriously changes during that time I m guessing this is the conclusion of the series It has that feel Set in American Samoa by an author who spent 20ears there I feel there is a fair understanding of the culture and politics Apelu spent his Callisthnie - La musculation globale young adultears in San Francisco on the police force before transferring back to Samoa By the start of this his wife has left him after 20 ears and taken the children to Western Samoa He has a new girlfriend and a baby duri. T the murders don’t seem connected a local transvestite found castrated and brutalized a visiting politician who drops dead on the dance floor a prison guard and an inmate who kill each other but as Apelu works with the hospita.