Dirty Blue by N.E. Henderson

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D R A G O   A C E R B I

I've known his name a long time. You'd have to live under a rock not to know of the heartless and cruel reputation the Acerbi family has established. They are monsters cloaked in suits and ties, or so my colleagues in blue have said. Being on the job, you quickly learn to watch your back, trust no one, and as much as I hate to admit this, sometimes that includes a fellow badge.

But to want to kill your own child for being born? Now that's monstrous. Unjust. And something I will not stand for. I'll take him down before I allow an innocent to be harmed.

Even if that means not only taking on the most dangerous family in Southern California but bringing down the drug lord they're in bed with too.

ellie's $0.02:

Drah-go A-chair-a-be

There.  That's the pronunciation.  Now when you are saying his name in your mind, you're saying it right.

N.E. Henderson.  Wow.  You've pieced together some amazing characters and dynamics with this one. I still can't figure out Drago.  Is he evil?  Is he not?  What side is he?  Who is he? Do I like him?  Hate him?  Love him? He alone made me want to pull my hair out.  And I actually like my own hair, so this is big.  And yes, the answer is I love him.  I really fucking love him.

Once I made it past the mystery of Drago (I lied, I haven't), but then I started paying attention to the plot, the writing, Brianna (the badge), and their dynamics.  And have I mentioned THE CLIFFHANGER?  And the PLOT?  I'm still spinning and trying to figure out which is left, which is right, and which is wrong.  What color is 9.

Caught me from beginning to end.  I'm captured, enraptured, and a little fractured.