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Would you commit murder to sign a top high school recruit? When National Parks Service special agent Kurt Hunter finds a woman washed up on his remote island in Biscayne National Park the case leads him to the world of high rolling boosters and the young players who will do anything to make their mark. With millions on the line in the world of college football, recruiting the top players is crucial. 

Money and women are often used to lure the top high school prospects to schools. With big penalties for getting caught, boosters will do anything - even kill - to cover their tracks and keep their alma maters on top. Get the third book in the Kurt Hunter Backwater series from best-selling author Steven Becker.

©2018 Steven Becker (P)2018 Steven Becker

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Another wonderful thrilling exciting listen

The author gives another wonderful twist that keeps you on the edge from one surprise to another. If you have read any of this series you know where Kurt Hunter is bodies soon turn up. Here we are bought into sport and what people are willing to do to get the best players but something goes wrong when a woman turns up dead and another is found bloody. The mystery comes to life when the bloody woman does everything she can to make your eyebrows go up. She doesn’t act like a true victim and you are left wondering what her game is. The hunt is on for the body that has come up missing along with wild parties on boats and wild woman who will do anything to make these players happy. Are they there willing or is there more to the story.

Mr. Becker does a great job pulling you in taking you a way in a wonderful adventure that the author gives. He has a pleasant normal voice as well as character voices as his character, he gives wonderful emotion that pulls you in making you feel like you are part of the story. His character voices both male and female are great. I always knew who is talking and what they are feeling. He really bought this story life for me, giving the danger just enough power to make my heart beat faster pulling in with the excitement, danger and the unknown as well as the chase. He gives enough pauses to let it sink in and really feel what the characters are feeling. There were no background noises, no volume changes and if any breaks were taken I could not tell. The audio is very clean and clear giving you hours of enjoyment that holds your attention why keeping you guessing and on the edge. I am really looking forward to listening to more of his work.

The author gives you a highly entertaining listen that really pulls you in with excitement and danger along with a few thrills. He keeps you on the edge keeping you guessing to the outcome. I really liked how the author lays it out with the mystery pulling the listener in giving a deal tailed exciting story. I love how it all comes together. He gives you wonderful characters, a thrilling story that is believable. I have truly enjoyed everyone of this series I have listened to and can’t wait to listen to more.

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  • Pam C
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  • 09-21-18

And the books just keep getting better!

This series is really good. The character development over the 3 books of Kurt Hunter has been exemplary. Beyond the character development is the relationship development between Kurt and his girlfriend, Justine. She is a hoot and keeps Kurt on his toes. In book 3, Kurt doesn't find a body or witness a murder, but, instead finds a woman washed up on his small space of an 'island'. He takes her in and everything goes awry. Murder, intrigue, mayhem all wrapped up in one fantastic story.
Paul McSorley is a very talented narrator. I love listening to his work. He has a breathiness in his cadence that tends to create a 'way' like an accent does. He is perfect for the Kurt Hunter series. I can honestly say I am getting to know this man by his voice and I like him.
Looking for book 4!

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Party boats are not fun

This book was about a group of football players who were being approached by college recruiters and the special trip ends up with tragic consequences. The wildlife agent is tasked with solving the murder mystery since it was involving water and the Miami islands that make up a National Park.

He uses his experience and instincts with help from his girlfriend to solve the case.

The narration was fine with clear voice and emphasis.

This book was provided free of charge in expectation of an honest review.

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This series gets better and better

I loved the third Kurt Hunter mystery. The underlying story with his girlfriend and his boss continue to develop and this particular murder case is very interesting. As always, the narration is superb.

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 06-25-18

Awesome Story, Awesome Narration!

Steven Becker and Paul J McSorley are a wonderful combination of writer and narrator. Backwater Cove is the third book in the series and a standalone listen. Kurt Hunter is a special agent with the park service, a father of a teenage daughter, and a lover to forensic specialist Justine. He always seems to be in trouble with his boss Martinez, is told to play nice with Detective Grace, thinks outside the box, and has a panache for finding dead bodies. This book has mystery, suspense, humor, and a great ending. Without giving away spoilers, I found this book to be the most gripping of the series. I love the imagery that is described. The narration is perfect. I like how the characters have distinguishable voices, and the emotions fit the scene. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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Another Great Book

This is another great book in the series. The narrator does a good job telling the story. This is a good story for anyone of all ages. Great job to the author and narrator.

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  • YS
  • 05-05-18

Great from beginning to end

I really enjoyed this book. Hunter finally does something without getting in trouble with Martinez and family wise he finally gets some good news. I really liked the storyline and thanks to the narrator, it was more enjoyable.

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Another winner for Kurt!

Kurt Hunter, special agent for National Park Service in FL, is like a magnet for dead bodies. In this book, we follow Kurt as he attempts to solve another murder that, once again, and to the consternation of his supervisor Martinez, has fallen into his lap. Love the supporting characters and the chemistry between them all. The jealousy between Justine and homicide detective, Grace, is palpable...and funny as heck. We finally ‘meet’ Kurt’s teen daughter and that was a very nice turn of events. As always, great storyline, well developed characters and non-stop drama.
I voluntarily accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review

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exceptional

I love this series. at first I was skeptical but have grown to love the characters and the cases that they face together. I really am rooting for them to eventually get in more of a committed relationship.

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