The Zen Detective by Devorah Fox @devorah_fox #BookReview

The Zen Detective by [Fox, Devorah]


On the road to Zen enlightenment, homicide detective Will Mansion takes a seductive detour down the path to perdition.
When a bust goes terribly wrong, Paradise City detective Will Mansion nearly dies while saving his partner. On leave, Will seeks relief from post-traumatic stress disorder through Zen meditation and abstinence. He responds to the plea of the cryptic Sister Clyde to find a man missing from her soup kitchen, a man who may provide a lead to the vicious drug dealer who nearly killed Will. The search seduces Will away from the healing he seeks and he finds himself on the smarmy Miracle Mile. Alcohol, sex, and the potent drug “Nearvana” numb Will’s pain better than his infant Zen practice. He slips further and further into an underworld of the lost and hopeless only to find himself facing death—again.

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After being injured while on duty, as a homicide detective in Paradise City, Will Mansion tries his hand at Zen meditation to combat his PTSD along with a detox to help him back to a healthy mind and body. Will is on leave but soon gets itchy feet when Sister Clyde tells him that someone may be able to point him in the direction of the guy who shot him. The only problem is that the guy is missing.

Will starts on a downward spiral of everything not Zen, a golden mile of places that abuse mind and body in the most pleasurable, desirable and addictive ways possible.

The story is told through Will who at times is a little out of it and sees the world a little different. I loved the colourful, outrageous and bizarre characters that increased as the story entered this Miracle mile of unpredictable avenues. It wasn’t long before Will was really up to his neck in it but there were moments of humour where I found myself laughing then seconds later feeling quite sober at what he was facing. There is a ton of captivating characters all caught up in this Miracle mile where you can’t imagine anyone ever being the same again once they entre.

This was pure entertainment from the first to last page, with a real who the heck is behind it all in between. Very cleverly written and a joy to read.



Devorah Fox

“What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of award-winning books including The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam literary historical fantasy series and several thrillers, she also penned Mystery Mini Short Reads and contributed short stories to popular fantasy anthologies. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats … and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries”


The Zen Detective by [Fox, Devorah]


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