GEORGE YUHASZ, Former US Special Agent | Review of Shamus Dust by Janet Roger

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Next time I get into one of my customary scrapes, or even get stuck on a plot twist for that matter, I’ll know who to call.

George Yuhasz is a former U.S. Government special agent with the Department of State, Department of Justice and Defense Department; after which he had a globetrotting career as top-notch private eye and security expert for celebrities and giant corporations alike.

All of which might sound far too hush-hush for any of us to know the name. Unless, that is, you happen to have a nine year-old about the house. Because it turns out that nowadays George is the multi-award winning author of a book for children. Imagine that! The Magic of the Mysterious Lights.

Now, I don’t know whether a U.S. special agent is required to take a course on this, or whether it’s simply an enthusiasm over the years, but George Yuhasz also obviously knows his films noirs. How do I know that? Because he was kind enough to post this five-star review of SHAMUS DUST on Amazon and Goodreads:

"The title, SHAMUS DUST, immediately conjures up images of hard-boiled detectives from the film-noir era and the actors who brought them to life on the silver screen: Bogart, Robinson, Garfield, Mitchum, Powell, Ladd …… and the list goes on.

Surprisingly, the setting of this story is not New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles. Instead, the reader is immersed in 1947 war-torn London with its bombed out buildings and people’s lives in physical and psychological disarray.

An American private investigator living in London, Newman, is brought into a messy murder case which as the story unfolds seems to constantly evolve and take on a life of its own. Plenty of dead bodies and suspects intermingle with a rich cast of characters that provoke a variety of emotional responses. This tale upholds that timeless saying, “there is no black and white, only shades of gray”. Surely a gross understatement within the context of this story.

Author Janet Roger employs her own narrative style that demands you pay close attention to the deft, unpredictable changes of pace that require maintaining your analytical balance and equilibrium.

As a former U.S. government special agent and private investigator, I found myself immediately engaged in deja-vu mode and applying my own experience, knowledge, and skills to this challenging and captivating hologram of a read. Mystery, intrigue, suspense - it’s all here in one masterfully written, exquisitely unique story that will most certainly entertain you.

I applaud Janet Roger and give her book my highest recommendation."

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Janet Roger is the author of SHAMUS DUST : HARD WINTER, COLD WAR, COOL MURDER - available for purchase on Amazon UK and Amazon US

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