Gabriel Hunt at the Well of Eternity
Gabriel Hunt (James Reasoner)
Leisure Books, 2009
First Line: Gabriel Hunt tugged at the tight collar around his neck and grimaced as he failed to loosen it.
Leisure Books is of course an imprint of Dorchester Publishing the same publishing house responsible for the Hard Case Crime imprint. Of course none of this should be a surprise at since, as this review points out, the series is the brainchild of Charles Ardai; the man behind Hard Case crime. I was first attracted to this series thanks to the clever use of the character’s name as the author. While this somewhat meta-fictional conceit doesn’t extend to the rest of the novel and is traded for a straight-forward no-nonsense third-person narrative. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing since Gabriel Hunt at the Well of Eternity was a brisk novel full of action, suspense, and excitement.