Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Sex Club by L. J. Sellers


The Sex Club by L. J. Sellers is a well written, engaging police procedural.  Sellers tackles controversial issues like teen sexuality, women's rights, religious zealots, and the abuses humans inflict on  one another without ever forgetting to entertain.  Sellers introduces us to Detective Jackson in this first in the series.  Detective Jackson works with Kera, a clinic nurse, to investigage a group of teenagers whose promiscuity has lead to a need to keep secrets.  The fear of discovery impedes the investigation into the death of one of the groups members.  As those secrets are revealed, people in powerful political positions have a lot to lose and create obstacles to impede the case's resolution.  Detective Jackson fears for his daughter's safety, and refuses to let the case quietly grow cold.  At the same time, a group of religious zealots have their own agenda for wanting to avoide the truth being discovered.  Sellers creates well-rounded characters the reader wants to know better.  The Sex Club has a tightly woven plot that keeps the reader intrigued until the last page.

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