No apologies. I am a Sue Grafton fan--at least for her Kinsey Milhone alphabet series. Yes, I have gone from A to V and look forward to how she will finish with W, X, Y and Z. V Is For Vengeance was a good read as always and maybe even a little better than the last couple.
Grafton's character Milhone is caught in the 1980s which has got to make some of the writing a bit of a challenge. There is no easy cell phone answer in a pocket or computer searches for clues. Milhone is a snoopy gritty PI who always manages to get into trouble and in this story it starts with her reporting some shoplifters that catch her eye. When the fiance of one shoplifter who ends up dead hires Milhone to investigate, she gets entangled in an organized crime that is bigger than even she could have imagined.
In the end, Milhone survives. After all, Grafton has four more novels to crank out before the series ends. Can't help but wonder what she'll come up with for X. If you are looking for a good series and enjoy seeing how a writer develops over the years, check out the alphabet series by Grafton. Great reads for the road.