Catch & Eliminate by Chris Grams
Elimination is the easy part…
Tia Carter works for The Institute, a woman-controlled secret society formed to capture criminals eluding justice. Most caught are turned over to the authorities. The worst are marked for elimination.
Tia is the Elimination Team’s newest recruit. At twenty-two, she’s fully trained in the art of catching and eliminating targets. Her job is to remove the vilest criminals from existence, criminals that cannot be rehabilitated or reprogrammed to fit into society.
One such criminal, an evil taker of children, has caught The Institute’s attention.
Controlled by a manipulative beast known as Mama McNabb, a gang of brutal force is under construction. McNabb’s on the hunt, hiding in a small New Mexican town, calculating and scheming.
This is Tia’s first assignment alone in the field. Success depends on training and instinct. She’s intellectually and physically strong enough to capture McNabb, but can Tia keep her personal life intact while saving McNabb’s brainwashed army of innocents?
Most mysteries grab from the begining but the second the main character put on her gloves... to drive... and not to inspect a crimes... I was fully invested. A germaphobe investigator. With so many fun quirks. Yes! I’m so in.
And then the male lead? Depends on a Magic 8 ball for all his answers. Life depending ones to what is for lunch. And he sounded hot too. Yes! I’m so in.
So obviously this is a murder mystery. It’s sprinkled with fun humor, flavored with brilliant writing and a dollop of quirky characters.
My first read from this author and I am very pleased with the results. I love the style of storytelling, the laid out plot, and loved the characters. Talent. Talent. Talent.
I shook my Magic 8-Ball on this for the rating of the book and the answer is: "As I see it, yes."