Perry's Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber
"When Perry ends up in Venice on a European tour with his band Inchworm, he can’t resist a visit to Harry’s Bar, where Gobi told him she’d meet him someday. The last time he saw Gobi, five people were assassinated one crazy night in New York City. Well . . . Gobi shows up, and once again Perry is roped into a wild, nonstop thrill ride with a body count. Double crossings, kidnappings, CIA agents, arms dealers, boat chases in Venetian canals, and a shootout in the middle of a Santa Claus convention ensue."- summary from Amazon
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and had absolutely no idea a sequel was coming out until an email from the publisher showed up in my inbox a few weeks before publication. I immediately downloaded the book from Netgalley.
I will admit that this book wasn't as good as the first. This one was more action-packed, which did make for a suspenseful, page-turning read, but it wasn't as funny as the first novel. It is humorous, but it didn't have the same level as the previous one, so I wasn't as invested.
But aside from that, this book is insane. Schreiber does a really good job writing all the action scenes and we do get to find out more about Gobi (a LOT more), which involved some emotional scenes. It showed some great character growth.
Overall, not as good as the first humor-wise, but still worth a check. I wonder if there'll be a third...
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