I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cap's Place by Robert Tarrant
Length: 8 hours and 22 minutes
Published by Author Pages: 257
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Eric Martin
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Jack Nolan had his life all mapped out as he pursued a promising career as an attorney in Michigan. Suddenly his world was knocked out of orbit and he found himself living with his Uncle Mickey above Mickey's bar in South Florida. Mickey's untimely death leads to Jack becoming a bar owner. Jack's protective approach to his life includes staying emotionally uninvolved with everyone around him, those who work at the bar, customers, and the objects of his frequent one-night stands.
Without warning Jack finds himself struggling to protect his beautiful bartender from unknown forces intent on killing her. Jack is confronted with decisions that require him to ignore rules he had previously deemed unbreakable.
The characters who inhabit Cap's Place turn out to be much more complex than Jack ever anticipated.
Each book in the Cap’s Place Series is a snapshot into the adventures and evolving lives of Jack Nolan and those who are a part of his South Florida Bar. As is true in real life, no single snapshot answers every question. In Jack’s case, no single glimpse ever clearly reveals to him all of the unfolding puzzles.
Here is what I thought
Jack Nolan’s life changed after one night, he went from lawyer to bar owner. Now he prefers to keep his relationships short and not committal and he tries his best to keep his rule of no sleeping with the hired help. He tries to keep everyone at arms length.
Then one of his waitresses who was bar tending goes missing and another one seems to be in a lot of trouble. Sissy starts off being protected by the police but some how they find her and she almost dies, so Jack takes her somewhere and doesn’t let the police know, not even her friend who is a policewoman.
Jack finds out it’s a lot harder to keep her safe and make sure his bar is still running smoothly. He also is finding it hard to keep his own rule while guarding Sissy, but then she is kind of flirty.
He gets some help by someone he isn’t expecting and doesn’t know what to do about it and the mystery surrounding who is after her and why takes a surprising turn, but you will have to read to find out what actually happens. 🙂
I like Jack, he seems like he will be a pretty decent character. I don’t blame him for keeping people at arms length because of what happened. He seems a bit relationship shy. I really liked Sissy because she held her own against her attacker the first time so she has spunk.
This was a decent start to a series especially for what looks like a self published book and I have the next couple to listen too so I will be getting to them soon.
Recommend if you like
Crime and mystery novels, novels centered around a bar (not really but he is a bar owner…lol), and good characters.
The narrator is a new to me but I really enjoyed Eric Martin’s narration. At times he kind of reminded me a bit of James Marsters and he just had a pleasant voice. His female voices were okay.
Audio rating: 4