Lock Up: The Secrets of Mylin – Book III
Lock Up is the final book in Joe Klingler’s /B/Secrets of Mylin/B/ trilogy, and what a finale it is!. Mylin is trying to assist the FBI in bringing down the rest of her family’s network, and solving the mystery of the paintings. The only way Mylin is willing to help, though, is with Qigiq and Kandy as part of the team. The trail leads them to Jeju, in South Korea, where they embark on a dangerous path to snare their quarry and thwart the ever-watchful dragon eyes.
The first two books in this series are action-packed, and the third was no exception. This time there is deep international intrigue, with military and technological secrets on the line. Joe and Jilly return, as civilian consultants to the FBI’s unconventional operations. This book reminded me of Preston and Child’s works, with the unique, clever method of passing secrets on to buyers, though with the added amusement and peril of throwing the civilians and detectives in way over their heads. It’s rather amusing that these two groups were, at one point, accidentally working different ends of the same case.
It was great following Qigiq and Kandy again too. It’s easy to forget that they themselves are still fairly new to being partners. They work so well together! I’d love to read more of their cases in San Francisco, and equally intrigued to spend time with Qigiq in Alaska. Learning more about his ancestry, and how it may have affected his life choices, would be fun. He’s easily my favorite character. I was pleased with how things seem to have ended for Mylin. I hope she can begin living the life she wants, instead of being forced to please random men for the sake of her family.
Mylin is the lodestone that draws all the players together. From the beginning, in the very first book with Joe taking the opportunity for a candid photoshoot, to Qigiq and Kandy risking everything to keep her safe, to all the other players we come across, they each have some connection to Mylin and can be linked to one another through that association. Overall, a delightful conclusion to Mylin’s story. If you are looking for a good mystery/ thriller, look no further than Klingler’s Secrets of Mylin trilogy! Perfect for fans of international intrigue, police procedurals, and of Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child’s Pendergast Chronicles series.
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|Page Count||328 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|