5.4.13

HOT AND SWEATY REX, by Eric Garcia

4/series, this time velociraptor P.I. Vincent Rubio, his guise in place but his teeth and claws never far away, is sucked into competing Miami dinosaur mobs. Now a self-confessed herbaholic, Vincent can’t keep the basil off his mind, but manages to survive shoot-outs, rigged horse races, a gator named Snappy, and an unexpected traitor. Garcia has, from the first novel, woven a seamless dino world, and the rich details are just perfect. Read these in order, enjoy them, they are fabulous. And the plot is always well-defined and satisfyingly concluded. It’s a 5.