ISBN #: 978-1497662766
Page Count: 281
Copyright: February 10, 2015
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
(Taken from Amazon)
Cookie, an angel in stiletto heels, is by far the most popular performer at Jingles Dance Bonanza. To her devoted audience, she’s a friend, therapist, and shoulder to cry on, all rolled into one. While meeting an old pal at the club, Tug doesn’t expect to pick up a new client but quickly realizes the gallant Cookie, dancing in a neck brace, each leg kick potentially her last, is in need of a committed champion.
Righting wrongs is never a simple task for Tug, a sharp-witted and unorthodox trial lawyer who repeatedly finds himself in the middle of unusual cases and causes. But that doesn’t stop him from trying. Believing that Cookie is the victim of a spine surgeon with a sloppy touch, Tug takes her case. But as he seeks both medical remedy and a fair shake for Cookie, he realizes a tad too late that sinister sights are now trained on him. In Cookie’s Case, this offbeat attorney will go farther for justice than he ever has before.
Having enjoyed the first Tug Wyler medical mystery (Suzy's Case), I agreed to read the second. Andy Siegel doesn't disappoint.
Tug is not your average attorney. He's honest and fights for those who haven't been given a fair shake. He actually believes in getting justice for those who need it. Yes, he's been a lawyer to the shady characters all lawyers eventually come into contact with, but he still does the best job he can. What I don't like about Tug is his wife, Tyler. She's a bitch, plain and simple. I don't know why he stays with her. She always seems angry towards him for one thing or another ... and it's sometimes the simplest of things. Oh well ...
Cookie loves to dance. Dancing gives her a purpose and an opportunity to help the guys in the club with their problems. No, not THOSE kinds of problems, actual family/life-related issues. She considers the guys who come and watch her family. She's even gone over to one of the guys' house to have dinner with him and his wife. She's that nice. So what's she doing with a boyfriend old enough to be her father ... possibly, her grandfather?
Major, Cookie's boyfriend, used to be a doctor in a clinic. He now stays near Cookie 95% of the time because of her condition. Since having her first surgery, Major's had to perform spinal taps on Cookie weekly. Her condition is believed to be caused by a nick the surgeon made and Cookie has been trying to get monetarily compensated since.
Almost as soon as Tug takes over Cookie's case, he realizes it may not be as cut-and-dried as he first thought. There seems to be something else going on that nobody's talking about. With the help of some interesting characters, Tug's able to get to the bottom of Cookie's case ... but will it cost him his very life?
Most medical mysteries tend to bog you down with technicalities. No, the Tug Wyler series isn't officially classified as a medical mystery. That's a classification I gave it because, so far, both of the novels in the series have dealt with medical issues. What I love about them is that they don't bog you down with technicalities. There's enough medical jargon in the novels to help you understand what's going on and that's it. I appreciate that. The mystery aspect of this series has a hint of sinister, but are mostly fun, quick reads. I enjoy trying to figure out what Tug's going to say or do next to solve the case.
I would definitely recommend the Tug Wyler series to all you mystery lovers out there.
*A physical copy of this novel was provided by the publicist in exchange for an honest review.