A Tooth for a Tooth

Roy Ballard Mysteries, Book 5
Narrated by: Johnny Peppers
Series: Roy Ballard, Book 5
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Lennox Armbruster was struck by a speeding vehicle - but was it an accident or an insurance scam gone wrong? Roy Ballard is hired to find out, and he soon learns there’s a third possibility: attempted murder. Joe Jankowski, the man who hit Armbruster, is a tough-talking player in the construction industry, and a feud with one of his former employees has shown that he has a temper to match his brash personality. When Roy and his partner Mia Madison attempt to dig deeper, they learn just how far Jankowski will go to shut down their investigation.

©2018 Ben Rehder (P)2018 Ben Rehder

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Roy Ballard is. back!!!

I really really like this series and wish Ben Rehder would concentrate more on this one as opposed to his Blanco County series which I could never get into (I tried).
Anyway, this is book #5 in this series. As with most series I would suggest listening to these books in order. They can be listened to as stand alone books but because of Ballard's developing relationship with his girlfriend I think some parts will make more sense.
The publisher's summary gives a small peek at the plot. While Ballard is investigating what may be insurance fraud he finds that the owner of the vehicle that hit a man crossing the street had previously been involved in some kind of scam. That man has been missing ever since. Ballard thinks there may be a connection but as soon as he starts trying to connect the two someone tried to kill him right on his own front steps. Then another involved person goes missing and someone is following Ballard's girlfriend.
This book has so many twists you really have to listen or you'll be lost.
Excellent suspense mystery with a little sarcasm thrown in.
Johnny Peppers does a great job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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The Roy Ballard and Mia saga continues

Roy and Mia are partners in an insurance scam investigation business. They are also engaged to be married, but Roy will likely screw that up. Investigating insurance fraud involves video cameras and GPS trackers, so it should be safe but it's not because Roy Ballard gets mixed up in murders and other heavy criminal activity. The Roy Ballard series is an outstanding suspense mystery/thriller series and A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH is the best novel yet in the series. Johnny Peppers narrates superbly as usual.

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First one I did not like

I have listened to all the Roy Ballard mysteries, and Book 5 was not as good, in fact, several times I turned it off and listened to something else. I did finish this book and did not like it. The plot was weak and Roy's relationship is somewhat juvenile. The man is 38 and engaged and he is acting and talking like a teenager. I get it.. he is in love with the "perfect woman." The tension that is put in their relationship is childish. I don't know if I will get book 6.

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  • sue ward
  • 07-30-20

A tooth for a tooth

This case has probably been the most dangerous yet for Roy Ballard and Mia Madison, a routine fraud case quickly becomes about threats and murder bring the danger straight to Roy and Mia’s front door.
I have to say, I LOVE Doris and I hope she becomes a fixture in Roy and Mia’s life.

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  • D M Reynolds
  • 07-21-20

Very character centric

This is probably the most character centric book of the series so far. A lot of it involves our detectives very personally. Still it has the action, drama and intrigue typical in the series.

A good listen, with an easy to listen to narrator that brings it to life.

I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review.