White House Chief of Staff Galia Mindel tells McGill he’s not being helpful. She sends him to work a case in Los Angeles. A friend of Galia’s has just had her frozen embryos stolen.
McGill knows he’ll need a fed to run interference for him with the LAPD. He teams up with BIA Co-director John Tall Wolf. Even out in La-La Land, though, McGill can’t escape Washington politics. The primary suspect in the theft has close connections to House leadership, the very people who initiated the impeachment charge.
Even worse, McGill learns of a threat against his life. Somebody doesn’t like him snooping around in SoCal. That guy wants to do more than bust McGill’s beak, he wants to punch his ticket.
What I liked: It had been a bit before I realized The Echo of the Whip was released and I had forgotten to tell Goodreads to let me know when Mr. Flynn had a new release.
The characters and the seamier side of politics are what tick my boxes in this series. The Echo of the Whip continues with that theme with the impeachment of McGill's wife, The President, hanging over their heads. To get McGill out of Washington D.C. and from doing something stupid, the President's Chief of Staff hands him a case to solve. The case just happens to be on the other side of the country but it intrigues McGill enough to take a crack at it. He needs some back up other than the small contingent of Secret Service agents he allows to protect him. Enter, John Tall Wolf from the series of the same name and also penned by Mr. Flynn. I enjoy the overlap of characters from different series.
There are a plethora of bad guys in this book but it's funny how they all tie together. Not ha-ha funny but well written and thought out by the author. It seems politics are also at the bottom of McGill's case, much to his dismay and there may be a credible threat to McGill's life.
What I didn't like: While the politics and back-stabbing side of politics is interesting, I just can't see so many higher ups being concerned with some of the problems McGill decides to investigate. That being said, Mr. Flynn has a vivid imagination and I enjoy the characters and their circumstances so much, I just push that aside and read for pure enjoyment.
Echo of the Whip makes you wonder about all the machinations that go on behind the scenes in Washington. I mean I know most of what he writes is certainly fiction but just take a moment and wonder along with me.
A good, entertaining, quick read!!