Published July 1, 2009
It’s summertime and a mob-style murder followed by a string of unexplained deaths suggests someone is giving new meaning to the phrase “tourist season.”
It is late June in Michigan’s gold coast vacation area. The summer residents are settling in for the season and the tourists are beginning to flood the highways, beaches, and resorts. But the idyllic vision of a summer by the lake is suddenly shattered by a gangland-style slaying of one of the old money cottagers. This murder is quickly followed by the deaths of three more summer residents, each taking place under suspicious circumstances.
At times hindered by local politics and the proverbial tension between the summer people and the natives, Sheriff Ray Elkins searches for the possible links between the four victims. As he probes into their tangled lives and dark histories, he finds both the motive and the possible murderer.
This was another free book offered by Kindle and although the beginning was very promising with lots of potential and the middle had some interesting parts and the ending just leaves you flat. I’m glad I didn’t pay to read it.
Published: June 15, 2010
Things aren’t always what they seem. Tulsa Police Detective, Kenny Elliot’s quest to uncover the truth behind the death of a transient makes him a target – from whom or what he isn’t sure. When he brushes the dirt from the surface of an apparent John Doe overdose case, he finds a labyrinth of misdirection and deception beneath, and a trail, which leads him to an encounter with an aberration in human nature, the likes of which he’s not prepared to deal with.
Drawing on his strength of character, and sense of right and wrong, he wrestles with deep personal feelings to solve the case.
I found this to be a very good detective novel. It had multiple plots, well-defined characters and plenty of action to keep you turning the page. I will definitely read more from this series.