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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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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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South Florida Sluething

Special Agent Hunter, a recent transplant to the southern tip of Florida, finds a body in the water only a few weeks into his new position and it gets tricky from there. Great story with intrigue and local color. As always, the performance of the narrator is top rate. Looking forward to the next book.

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Entertaining

I had no idea national parks have investigative special agents and are considered law enforcement. The story is good but thought it was too short a book I love the narrator, I’ve listened to several books read by him. The author is a new for me but I like his style. I liked how how Hunter finds a possible romance while working a case. I find it amusing that the boss is always up his rear end. Good book overall. Will listen to the next books for sure.

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can a park ranger solve a murder?

Kurt is a park ranger, who patrols the FL Everglades...he's also in the WITSEC program, a small detail that needs to be explored...maybe in the next book?? Anyhoo, Kurt's minding his own business, doing a little fishing while on patrol, when he pulls up a body. Due to the state of the body, being in the water for a while, it is unrecognizable. Kurt's boss, a frumpy, lazy guy, is always on Kurt's back...and he orders Kurt to let Miami-Dade PD handle the case. Kurt is not deterred though, and starts his own investigation to ID the vic, and determine if her death was an accident or homicide. There is a budding romance between Kurt and a MDPD crime scene tech that's sweet and adds a bit of spice to the story. Kurt can't seem to stay out of trouble with his boss, which leads to some hilarious moments, but he perseveres in solving the case. While the ending seems a bit rushed, I still enjoyed the story and now need the next book to find out what Kurt's colleague is up to...bad feeling about her, even if she saved Kurt's life...
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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good start

the narrator didn't have any variations to his voice so it sounded kinda blah. the story line was good but seemed to have a lot of fillers in it. I did like the way that the main character didn't give up on his gut instinct.

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