Eighteen months have passed since Jake and his daughter endured a harrowing ordeal in the Alabama woods. To save his child, Jake killed two men working with notorious drug runner Ethan “Moon Pie” Daniels. Jake’s grateful that they survived, but can’t shake the feeling that the horror isn’t over and that retribution is coming. His actions cost Moon Pie his best friends and nearly two years of business. Now, on a cold, moonless night deep in the heart of a Mississippi swamp, Moon Pie will pit his thirst for vengeance against the strength of Jake’s love for his family.
©2013 Bobby Cole (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
When the book first started off, I wasn't sure I was going to like it as much as the first one, but oh, as it went on, I did, I SURE did! Some of the tale is a little far fetched, but hey, who's to say it couldn't happen in the south . . . As for old Moon Pie, there's plenty of redneck, criminals running around down here, all hyped up on drugs, alcohol and their own puffed up image of themselves. And thank God, there are plenty of the good guys, too . . . the good old Bible belt . . . this is a thriller, but also a really GOOD listen with an ending worth the wait . . . and this southern, country gal LOVES an ending she can sink her teeth into.
I'm a narrator for Audible and a lover of recorded fiction in the mystery/thriller genre. A great book needs a great narrator.
The book lost steam in latter chapters.
Liked the book, faced paced with tension around every corner, thought the story lost credibility in closing chapters otherwise would be an overall 5-Star!
I really enjoyed the first book (The Dummy Line) so I had to give this one a listen too. Wow! All the individual threads weaving slowly together until they all come together in a roller coaster ride of a finish. In my estimation - a great book is a book that makes me talk to it out loud - this one did. LOL! It also kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what twist would be next. Loved it!
Wow, what a fun ride! It is clear that Mr. Cole is very familiar with the setting that he uses in his series. I recognize many of the landmarks and traditions. More important, I can easily identify personalities in my own small Southern town that could be characters in the book. This book haū8d several different story lines going at the same time, but the author tied them together nicely. If you have a problem with three or four subplots, then you might want to try the preteen books John Grisham and James Patterson are writing; otherwise enjoy the |6additional local color and laughs they provide. This book's primary plot does not involve Jake from the first book, but as with all the subplots, his story continues and his wife gains more depth and personality. I didn't much care for her in the first book, but she evolves into a more likeable person in this book. A minor note regarding the narrator. He actually does a very good job with a Southern accent, but needs to find out the correct "local" pronoucation . Different areas of the country have their own unique verbage. I cringed every time he said Biloxi and@
Amory. It wasn't as bad as some narrators, but it was jarring enough to distract from the story. Otherwise, block out some time and enjoy a good storyteller. I'm on to book three in the series.
Yes because it is well written and suspenseful. It also is set in and around where I live and I am familiar with all the places mentioned in the books.
Jake because he is determined to protect his family.
He brings life to the characters. He makes them seem real.
Second book delivers!! I do have to admit there are a story line that was a little hard to believe, but just as in life, stranger things have happened. Moon Pie is as bad as they come, truly evil, but Jeremy Arthur makes him sound very sexy, all the while I am hoping he gets his due.
This series is like no other! Original and carefully thought out characters; I was actually upset when the book ended because it was that GOOD!
I own almost 300 audio bookes and this book compares to no other. Oh YEAH, it's that good!
What a great way to read ebooks
Jeremy Arthur does a great job so many characters
The dummy line. First book.in the series.
The audio version is very engrossing every character is very distinct.
Jake Crosby because he never gives up.
I really enjoyed The Dummy Line. I couldn't put it down, so I bought the sequel. While this second book is okay, I find myself getting irritated by all the varying storylines. Not enough of Jake in this story. Too much of the retirement home crew. Which meant adding the lawyer. Then there are the Mexicans and Vietnamese.... jeez. Didn't mind the deeper development of Moonpie but it was hard to concentrate on all the characters. Don't get me started on Bailey and Woody and Levi triangle....boring. Jeremy Arthur is a great narrator but even he couldn't make all these storylines work.
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