Miguel Angel Hernandez Jr’s A Colossal Injustice is the second book in The Griffin Knight Series. New York Detective Griffin Knight flies over to Seattle to help Kalyx find the murderer of her fiance, Dylan Walker. The book is the recipient of the BREW Book Excellence Award 2023 – Suspense and the BREW Seal of Excellence.
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We all know the age-old adage that says curiosity killed the cat. Well, the curiosity of a genius mind can lead one to unravel the most perplexing of puzzles. Now, the result of that unraveling is not always necessarily a pleasant one. After all, we live in a world where the rich and powerful like to keep their secrets a puzzle for the general public.
In Miguel Angel Hernandez Jr’s A Colossal Injustice, Dylan Walker, a computer genius and the CFO and COO of Colossus, comes across a deadly secret while creating a new program for his company. Though he knows that finding the true culprit of the financial embezzlement can have fatal consequences for him, he trudges on. Soon, his dead body is found at his home. Nobody knows who killed him. His fiance, Skylar, also known as Kalyx, enlists the help of New York detective, Griffin Knight, to bring the culprits to justice. Knight is joined by Felix Del Campo, Dylan’s oldest friend. Little do they know what they are up against. After all, the perpetrators are no ordinary criminals. They are part of the state’s crème de la crème.
Will Griffin Knight be able to solve the mystery of Dylan’s death? Will the culprits be caught? Most importantly, will they get their comeuppance or will they escape the long arms of justice?
A Colossal Injustice is the second book of Miguel Angel Hernandez Jr’s The Griffin Knight Series. In this corporate murder mystery, we get to see the layers of high-level deceit in a megacorp. In true Miguel Angel Hernandez Jr. fashion, we are enmeshed in the minds of all the different characters. Hernandez expertly moves between Griffin Knight’s first-person point-of-view and the other characters’ perspectives. Right along with Dylan, we are flabbergasted to discover the level of fraud that had been taking place in Colossus for years. With him, we get tangled in the matter in such a manner that there seems to be no way out. We experience his fears and his astonishment when death comes knocking at his door. After all, the killer is someone so completely unexpected that even Dylan is shocked. We also get to witness the twisted thought process of Isabella. Her love for Sapphire is so deeply demented that it will leave you gaping. Sapphire, on the other hand, appears to be a strong woman who can easily be deemed to be the most power-hungry person ever. She knows what she wants and she goes after it. Sapphire feels entitled to everything in the world. No matter how villainous she appears, you can’t help but admire her tenacity, even if just a little bit.
I have to mention that it was a treat to revisit Griffin Knight. He is as relentless as he was in Do Nothing. He flies over to Seattle to help Kalyx with no questions asked as he would not have been able to solve his last case without her help. Though he is off-duty, Knight never forgets his role as a detective. Despite his rage and need for vengeance, he works within the purview of justice. Even though he knows that the culprits own the system in Seattle in many ways, he never loses his faith. Kalyx leaves a strong impression. Her hacking and computer skills prove invaluable for Griffin and Felix. I hope to see more of her in the next book of the series. Felix Del Campo and his sister, Aurora, are both amazing people. Felix’s unwavering friendship with his dead buddy, Dylan, is heart-touching. He is one of my favorite characters in this book. Aurora is a great sister who does her best to help Felix and Griffin in her capacity as a cop in Seattle.
A Colossal Injustice by Miguel Angel Hernandez Jr. is full of action and drama. Hernandez is one talented author, with expertise in crafting spectacular fight sequences. The gunfights and the showdowns in the abandoned factory and the Colossus building are presented so vividly that you would feel that you are there amidst the characters while the bullets fly past you. Hernandez beautifully portrays the charms of Seattle as well. We can literally see the EMP Museum, the Space Needle, as well as the Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks. We cannot help but admire the serenity of Elliott Bay and the Salish Sea. A Colossal Injustice is not only an engrossing read but also well-edited.
Miguel Angel Hernandez Jr’s A Colossal Injustice is a spine-tingling read that hooks you from the very first page. I believe people who enjoy action-packed mysteries would love this novella. I can very well see this book adapted for the big screens.
- Author: Miguel Angel Hernandez Jr.
- Genre: Suspense Novella
- Theme: Murder, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
- Publication Date: November 7,2022
- ISBN or ASIN: B0BLT6VB3N
- Number of Pages: 94
- Minimum Audience Age: 14
(Note: 0=none, 1=a few, 2=considerable, 3=pronounced, 4=excessive)
- Sexual themes: 1
- Religious themes: 0
- Violence, self-harm, etc.: 3
- Crude language, expletives, swearing, etc.: 1
- Other adult themes: 1
- Content: 5 stars
- Writing Style: 5 stars
- Appeal to Target Audience: 5 stars
- Uniqueness: 5 stars
- Editing: 5 stars
- Other factors: 5 stars
- Overall: 5 out of 5
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