The Evil Men Do by John McMahon
Penguin Random House: 3/3/20
eBook review copy; 368 pages
P.T. Marsh series #2
The Evil Men Do by John McMahon is a very highly recommended procedural.
Homicide detective P.T. Marsh and his partner Remy Morgan are
suspicious death in Mason Falls, Georgia. Ennis Fultz is a ruthless
real estate magnate who has made more than one enemy in his career. It
appears that Fultz's oxygen tank may have been tampered with, but the
suspects are many, including business associates, rivals, neighbors, and
an ex-wife. As Marsh and Morgan investigate the death, it begins to
become clear to Marsh that Fultz's death appears to be a part of a much
larger set of crimes.
At the same time he is investigating Fultz's death, Marsh is looking
at clues that may point to something much more personal, especially
after an accident that almost kills his father-in-law. His
father-in-law's accident may be related to another accident, one that
killed his wife and son. Marsh begins to expand his investigation beyond
The Evil Men Do is a great, skillfully written procedural.
McMahon does an excellent job developing the plot in this gripping and
atmospheric procedural. While following Marsh as he uncovers clues and
follows lead, his character is also revealed. And Marsh is a
well-developed character, an emotionally wounded man who is dealing with
many personal demons that intrude into his thoughts and the
investigation. The expanding investigation and Marsh's insight into what
he discovers is riveting to read and I was totally engrossed in the
While this is the second book in the P.T. Marsh series I had no problem following along the continuing story from the first novel, The Good Detective.
There was enough information provided in the plot to follow Marsh's
thought process during the investigation and the ties to the current
case. I haven't read the first book, but plan to because I enjoyed The Evil Men Do so much.
My review copy was courtesy of Penguin Random House.