Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she's up to her Armani in murder. Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait—all were involved in one of Jack's previous cases. With her stalwart partner, Herb, hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she has ever known.
During the chase, Jack jeopardizes her career, her love life, and her closest friends. She also comes to a startling realization—serial killers have families, and blood runs thick.
Rusty Nail features more of the laugh-out-loud humor and crazy characters that saturated Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary, without sacrificing the nail-biting thrills. This is Lt. Jack Daniels' third, and most exciting, adventure yet.
Crack another case with Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels.
©2006 J.A. Konrath; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Konrath creates the perfect blend of pulse-pounding thrills, side-splitting humor." (David Ellis, author of In the Company of Liars)
"Jack Daniels is a detective for the new millennium: sharply witty, deftly wry, and unabashedly cleve." (James Rollins, author of Black Order)
I LOVE THIS ONE. IT'S THE BEST IN THE SERIES FOR ME. I LOVE THE DETAILS AND THE EXACT THOUGHT PROCESS. IT WAS A CANT STOP LISTENING. BOUGHT THE BOOK TO SEND TO A FRIEND. YEAH JACK.
This has to be the funnest and grossest book in the series. I was howling when the rat ate McGlade's favorite chopped off finger (middle one of course)! Do not buy the series if you are looking for a good mystery or true to life story line. These books are full of silly puns, unbelievable stories and will make you laugh and grossed out at the same time.
Sample the narrators first,but I love the voices of Susie and Dick. I can't get enough of the series.
I love dark gritty thrillers, mystery, psychological, police procedural, and horror with the romance set at a minimum to none.
Every book in the series is better than the last. The characters and their relationships continue to evolve. The plots keep you guessing until the end, I also like that Konrath doesn't add in too many new characters and I appreciate that. I find that some authors write too many new characters in and the book loses its cohesiveness. It can be confusing but Konrath keeps a laser focus on what matters.
The cat of course, so great!! Also, the killer. I can't say more, I don't want to spoil anything.
Any of the cat scenes were great! The final fight scene was also awesome! Oh yeah the cat was there too.
I hate this question. I'd rather let the author figure this out.
Great Book, Great Series!!! Highly Recommended!!
Gore ... If you enjoy a lot of gore, you will love this story. It is a good mystery, and the readers are fine. Just when you think it cannot get worse, you get hit with an even more gory sequence.
I have enjoyed the other Jack Daniels books, but with each one they become more disturbingly graphic. The torture in this book is so disgusting that I couldn't listen to it. I finally gave up as the book was troubling me. I deleted it and I won't be buying anymore of Konrath's books.
Christopher L Gerardi
I love this author and his work, but as a lifetime Chicagoan, the narration was unbearable! Why not just get somebody from Chicago to narrate, rather than put on a very incorrect and exaggerated "accent" to represent the characters? I had to download the printed version of the book onto my Nook, couldn't bear listening.
I actually got 'helpful' votes?
The Chicago accent is more in control. Story was good. No shock to the mystery but still good.
Jack is still a wreck but thankfully less time was spent in the pity party.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss
In reviewing the first two books I disagreed with other reviewers about them being excessively graphic in violence and gore. This book, however, is full of some really disturbing scenes including a *whole* lot of violence and gore. I expected it going in, and I am not particularly squeamish - but it is most certainly there and may make these books not for some. The book also touches on some other possible trigger topics ... hard to say much without giving things away, but ... yeah, if you are prone to triggers, this one might be a pass for you.
I was stoked to get Finn back in this story as he was a favorite character from the first book. I enjoyed the story and the dark nature of the crimes - but in some ways it felt a bit forced. There was definitely a bit of "how am I going to top myself this time" feel to the escalation in violence and gore. I also think that it might have been a bit early in the series for this particular story line. It might have been a bit more compelling to see a few other cases hit Jack's desk before watching this bit of her history come back to haunt her. Then again, I have been on a binge with this series. Perhaps if I'd had to wait for the writing period between releases it wouldn't feel so much like that.
Regardless, I think that I enjoyed this book more than 1 or 2 simply because I have started to connect with the characters. I loved the arch that happened between the people in Jack's life - the connections they are making, their motivations and I have some worries for her too. I am quite interested to see if I am reading sub-tones correctly or not as the series progresses.
I've grown used to the duo narration style and didn't find it bothersome, though I don't think that the writing of this particular book lent itself to it quite as well as the two previous books. Dick Hill is awesome, as ever, and I think that Susie Breck puts just the right tone of maturity and snark into Jack. (Another reviewer complained about the accents - not being from that part of the country I didn't find it troublesome, though I can understand that it might be for someone from the region).
I'm not sorry I purchased it - though I must admit, I got it at a reduced price after checking the kindle version out for "free" through the Amazon kindle unlimited program. (A great way to try out a new author!)
There seems to be a competition to see who can write the most gruesome murder and torture scenes. It would have been better if it had been toned down a bit. Gruesome does not equal exciting.
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