The Broken Man (Big Balls and Brass Knuckles #4) by James Cox

A genius and detective tackle crime and love in The Broken Man, #4 in the series by James Cox.

From the blurb:

Beware of dead bodies baring gifts…

A teacher is found tangled in an air filter. It seems like an ordinary case for Detective Brett Knucks and his partner Genius. 

All that changes when someone steals the body and returns it without his organs. Why does Brett keep getting the weird cases? 

As the pair tries to figure out the mystery, their relationship deepens. Genius is sure he’s falling in love while Brett’s still too bruised from past boyfriends.

Laora's Review:

This was a new to me author, and I was pleasantly surprised by this short read. The title indeed covers the story, but in a totally different way than I expected. The dynamics between the two mc's were drama free and relaxed and sometimes spicy. I really enjoyed the writing style, well rounded and unfortunately the story was finished before I knew it.

I totally did not notice when choosing The Broken Man, it was set in the future, however the cover might have indicated it a bit. It is not so sci-fi as some other books. It feels very similar to our world just 100+ years ahead.

I am sure to check the earlier stories in the Big Balls and Brass Knuckles series. I did not feel I missed crucial information and this book, In my opinion, can be read as a standalone. However you get more background about the mc's whose names are in the titles.

Rating: 4 Stars