Blowback: A Detective “Cadillac” Holland Mystery by H. Max Hiller



This is a crime/ mystery story set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  Detective Cooter Holland is charged with finding Michael Ferris , he is on the run.  Ferris was involved in a shooting, but the gun was found to be linked elsewhere.  Holland is called in as the witnesses to the shootings are being threatened by Ferris.  Police resources are stretched and because Holland has essential skills from his time as a Military Intelligence agent, he is the ideal man for the job.  He has his own style and way of doing things , it has worked well for him in the past, why not now?  As Holland delves further into the investigation, other leads and coincidences crop up, leading to a much larger case than originally thought. Things twist and turn, taking him down different paths.

This is a well told story with some very well described and good characters. The way their stories have been intertwined throughout the book is very good.  The author has included details of the time Holland spent in Baghdad with his friend Tony, who also has a part to play in the investigation.  The way Hurricane Katrina left her impact on the people and environment in this area is also addressed. Telling how resources have  been stretched, also the immediate impact on people’s lives and families was an interesting inclusion.

This is a prequel to in a series of books.  At the time of writing my review there are 3 more available in this series.

I really enjoyed this book, it was well paced and was a page turner right the way through, with a very satisfying ending.  I would definitely recommend this book to readers of crime and mystery. Look forward to more by this author.

I would like to thank the author for bringing this book to my attention and sending me a copy.  My review is my own honest and unbiased opinion.


Every story must have a beginning and the story of State Police Detective Cooter Holland began with what should have been a simple fugitive arrest. Nothing is ever simple with Detective Holland.
Detective Holland lived a life of unintended consequences while working as an Intelligence operative tracking down terrorists. It taught him how to resolve the cases he is assigned differently than NOPD’s Chief of Detectives would prefer that he handle them. He has just been tasked with tracking down a fugitive murderer named Michael Ferris, but Detective Holland won’t bring the man to justice until he has decided what justice for the man’s crime actually is.
Ferris’ running from the law has exposed his brother, a much less than ethical used-car dealer and his own fiancé, a tough-as-nails would-be burlesque dancer, to the wrath of the gang of illicit gun-dealers whose members he shot in what initially looked like self-defense, but which may be tied to something far larger. Detective Holland doesn’t have much time to find the fugitive and get some answers before more lives are endangered. There are going to be consequences whether he captures Michael Ferris or not, and only Detective Holland can handle the unintended ones.



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2210 KB
  • Print Length: 191 pages
  • Publisher: NEMO Publishing (19 May 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0719MZ6T8





5 thoughts on “Blowback: A Detective “Cadillac” Holland Mystery by H. Max Hiller

  1. I haven’t heard of this book so I’ll definitely have to check it out further. Thanks so much for introducing it to me, and for an awesome review!

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you for commenting.

      I have only been blogging since February, so am still very much learning.
      I have been very fortunate to have been approached by this author. But before I agreed to review the book, I did my own research on the book.

      My advice would be… write your book reviews honestly. Write them for yourself. I always imagine that when I write a review, that I am writing for my future self to come and look back on.

      All the best in your reviews and blogging 😊

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