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How much would it take for you to kill someone close?

From best-selling author Steven Becker comes a new mystery series:

When a body is found floating in the mangroves of Biscayne National Park, Special Agent Kurt Hunter has his first real case. He’s not looking for the spotlight or notoriety - he’s had both with disastrous results. But that seems unavoidable as the trail leads him to South Beach, and his introduction to the culture there is anything but comfortable.

In the National Parks Service’s version of the witness protection program, Kurt quickly finds out that the pristine waters surrounding Miami are very different from the National Forest he transferred from. Follow Kurt through this new world as he unearths a crooked family's greed to solve the case.

©2018 Steven Becker (P)2018 Steven Becker

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Awesome Story, Awesome Narration!

I love a great action adventure book, and this one hit all the right buttons. Steven Becker is a new author to me, while I have listened to several other books by the talented Paul J McSorley. I love it when an author writes a book with unexpected twists and reveals the killer, whom I had no suspicion of. The imagery in this book was very well done. The narration was perfect with distinguishable characters, the right emotions, smooth delivery, and great audio production. The book kept me gripped from the very beginning. It is a standalone listen. I will definitely listen to more books by both Steven Becker and Paul J McSorley.

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I Really Enjoyed It

The story was interesting and original. I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of the south Florida area and how the story was integrated with the local flavor. I will definitely look for the future books in the series.

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I'm so excited for book 2! Fantastic read!!

If you like books by David Baldacci, Michael Connelly and James Patterson, you need to read/listen to the Kurt Hunter series!! This first book is fast paced, has unsuspecting twists, and leaves you wanting more. There was enough back story that I felt like I was being dropped into the life of a real person - the characters were believable.

I'm so glad I was late to finding this series because I'd have a hard time waiting for the next book. Also, the narration was spot on.

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Thrilling, exciting and suspenseful

What an exciting, thrilling plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see who did it or even if a murder was commented. The author gives you delightful twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end and what an ending, total excitement from start to finish that holds your attention giving you an audio you won’t be able to put down.

Mr. Becker is a wonderful narrator that has no trouble pulling you in taking you a way in a wonderful adventure that the author gives. His normal voice is just a wonderful as his character, he has a wonderful reach with his tones and emotions. His male voices are wonderful, and he has improved with his female ones. I always know 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 and how it all played out. 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 goes a wonderful job holding your attention with mystery, danger, and excitement with thrilling action. You are kept guessing as to who the body is that was found, and how it all fits in with a boat she was cleaning. I really enjoyed the twists and turns as the plot thickens with a great ending that gets your heart pounding as life and death are kept on a thin balance. The characters are great as they work together to find the answers why the author puts them in danger with a touch of romance that is exciting and thrilling. I love the mean lady who keeps your eyes on Kurt making his life very unpleasant at times. The humor is a great addition, I chuckled a few times and even laughed a couple. I found this book to be thrilling, exciting and well worth my time. The narrator really brings so much to this story bring it alive with pictures you can see as you listen to a wonderful story that I was unable to put down. I can’t wait for the next one in this series.

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South Florida Mystery

This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a review.

This book was about an agent to stumbles upon a body in a mangrove swamp and has to solve the mystery of the murder. This is a continuous always on the edge mystery that should not be put down till finished.

The story is well written and does not leave any gaps but does not give away the ending as you listen.

The narration is superb and well done with multiple voices carried off well.

Highly recommended for anyone who likes South Florida sun and water mystery books.

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Very good book!

I would recommend this book to anyone. Narrator does a good job. Looking forward to listening to more of this author's books

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A Good Start

I enjoyed this spin off story from the Mac Travis series. It’ll be interesting to see where this series will lead, but if it’s anything like the original series it will be a good one! The narrator did a great with all the different voices and encapsulating the energy of the story. I hope to hear Paul McSorley do the rest of the series!

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Do not put backwater on the back burner!

This is an exciting read. A park ranger pulls a dead body out of the water and decides to do some digging himself. No dull moments in this book!

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Great start to a new series

A great intro to the Kurt Hunter mystery series!

Paul J. McSorley is an excellent narrator and the story does not disappoint. I'll be looking for the next book in this series. I enjoyed this very much.

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Good story, great narration

I had a hard time getting into this story but, once I did, I enjoyed it. It's just a little slow at times. As always, McSorley did an excellent job with the narration. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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