.Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed - husband, wife, two daughters, dogs. There’s something about the scene that pokes at Lucas’s cop instincts - it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn’t seem to fit.
John Sandford Prey books are all good. Add Richard Ferrone to the mix and you have a real entertaining listen. I recommend this series for sure.
In Naked Prey, John Sandford puts Lucas Davenport through some changes. His old boss, Rose Marie Roux, has moved up to the state level and taken Lucas with her. In addition, Lucas is now married and a new father, both of which are fine with him: He doesn't mind being a family man. But he is a little worried. For every bit of peace you get, you have to pay - and he's waiting for the bill. It comes in the form of two people found hanging from a tree in the woods of northern Minnesota. What makes it particularly sensitive is that the bodies are of a black man and a white woman, and they're naked....
This is possibly the best Lucas book yet.
I started from the beginning and all are good but wow this one is great. What a story.
Jack Parker knows all too well how treacherous turn-of-the-century East Texas can be. His parents did not survive a smallpox epidemic. His grandfather was murdered. Now his sister Lula has been kidnapped by a criminal who may believe wearing a dead man's clothes protects them both from death. With bounty hunter Shorty, a charismatic and cunning dwarf, and Eustace, a gravedigging son of an ex-slave, the heartbroken young Jack sets off on an epic quest to rescue his sister from the corrupt men who control much of the new territory.
I thought that the performance of the reader was excellent. The story got a little long winded in places. In general, it was a good listen, held my attention and was entering.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to turn their brain off for a while and just be entertained. The author did an excellent job with regard to descriptions and detail.
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As the world enters a new century, three teenagers forge a future for themselves on the wild Texas grasslands: Gideon Fry, torn between going his way and following his father's footsteps; Johnny McCloud, whose restless spirit finds its solace traversing an open range; and Molly Taylor, the woman they both love. Rugged, bold and volatile, the three of them come of age in this tender and intimate novel of the heart.
I thought it started out a little slow but after a while you get to know your characters and you don't want to put it down. By the end it had me and the story was fun and interesting.
I would very much recommend this book for an easy, entertaining story.
The three different narrators did a great job especially the last one who had the whole Texas drawl and lingo down. He must be from there for sure,
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When Matthew Kerney returns to his ranch in the beautiful San Andres Mountains after serving in Sicily during World War II, he must not only fight to recover physically and emotionally from a devastating war injury, but he must also battle attempts by the US Army to seize control of his land for expanded weapons testing.
This entire series is excellent. McGarrity is one hell of a writer. The detail of the locations and the surroundings is riveting. This series actually caused me to take several trips to N.M. and see many of the areas that the stories take place in.
George Guidall does his usual excellent job. He makes the stories come alive.
I would highly recommend this series. Start with Hard Country, Backlands, The Last Ranch and then do the Kevin K. police books. I did it a little different but I think the above order would be the best.
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Lawman turned best-selling author Michael McGarrity presents this thrilling Kevin Kerney novel—packed with gritty action—that “series fans will relish” ( Publishers Weekly). Called out of retirement, Kerney must take up the hunt for a psychotic killer who’s been blazing a path of carnage from Texas to Colorado. Fortunately he’ll have help from his half-Indian son, Sgt. Clayton Istee.
Would highly recommend this book. All of the Kearney series is excellent but this one is exceptional.
George does his usual great job and makes the story even better.
In this best-selling novel, Patrick D. Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life, and ends in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need.
Great book and even better performance by George.
Highly Recommended by this listener.
This book is one that you do not want to end.
In a wicked conspiracy reaching across the Mexican border, Tularosa pits a jaded ex-cop against tight-lipped Army personnel, hired thugs, and smooth-talking outlaws. Forced into retirement by a crippling gunshot wound, Santa Fe policeman Kevin Kerney seeks solitude on a small New Mexico ranch far from the nearest neighbor. But when his godson disappears without a trace into the harsh, high-security desert of the White Sands Missile Range, Kerney emerges to search for the young soldier.
The saga of the Kerney Family is a great story.
Begin with Hard Country and move on to present day.
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This is the sixth and final novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces captain Lee Harden and a group of survivors struggling to survive while rebuilding an America devastated by a bacterium that has turned 90 percent of the population into a ravenous horde.
The author wraps the 6 book series in a predictable way but the book was entertaining with a few unexpected twists.
Very much would recommend this series if scifi is an interest to you.
Well written and well narrated.
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The Traybo brothers have a reputation for being gentleman outlaws - the kind who will make polite chatter as they take your life savings. But Ranger Samuel Burrack has no sympathy for those who show poor manners when it comes to obeying the law. He's traveled as far as the Mexican Badlands to pick up the Traybo brothers' ex-cohort, Fatch Hardaway, to lead him to his prey. Burrack isn't alone in his pursuit.
The Ralph Cotton stories are always fun and entertaining. Highly recommend any of the ranger Burrick stories.