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Aug 14, Henriette rated it did not like it. I tend to add books from the trending list that sound interesting mostly without knowing much about them and then pick them up at a later date. This series has a very high average rating. So when the fourth book became available on Kindle Unlimited I immediately picked it up. But I didn't make past the second chapter as the dialogue is shockingly bad.
Imagine you are driving in your car and listening to radio spots, where bad actors tell you in stilted, yet overly enthusiastic how great the la I tend to add books from the trending list that sound interesting mostly without knowing much about them and then pick them up at a later date. Imagine you are driving in your car and listening to radio spots, where bad actors tell you in stilted, yet overly enthusiastic how great the latest laxative is.
The first two chapters feel like a sequence of radio spots. The second chapter offers a plethora of such unnatural dialogue that also seems to have no relevance to the overall plot.
It all centers around his girlfriend, who is an alcoholic. In these short pages, we find out that she basically sacrificed her marriage and children to her addiction, but when Brat confronts her, she immediately goes to rehab. Six weeks later, after the successful rehab, Brat calls her ex-husband. At the airport, the children introduce themselves and then their mother tells them that alcoholism is a hereditary disease and they'll probably alcoholics as well. Next up is a dialogue between Brat and Doreen advertising this facility in detail.
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Admittedly, maybe the book would have improved once the actual story started, but the low quality didn't inspire me to continue. Apr 09, Robert Jr. Swisher Jr. I e joyed the novel, the premise, and the story line. It is a read that follows our modern times. I recommend the book for readers who like action, adventure,, a dash of humor, and a love element. Having been raised along the border and now living along the Mexican border I can say the border has never been under control and never will be - read history.
Agent Mcbride, deep in his mind knows this. It was through our own stupidity that the cartels are now bigger than most corporations - human morals cannot be enforced by laws - they tried it with booze - Agent Mcbride deep in his mind also knows this.
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About the only thing that has come out of the War on Drugs are laws that take away our freedoms, enough illegal money that police, government agents, and other officials can be bought - Agent Mcbride knows this also. If suddenly the government said ashtrays were illegal Mexico would start smuggling into the states thousands a day. The Cartel Wars touches many of these subjects - it's too bad real life is not as easy as reading a book. We can all relate to the issues addressed, they are the subject of stories every day in our newscasts but told in a very personal way. I had the feeling I was a real part of these wars.
You will be entertained and educated by reading this wonderful book. The Cartel Wars held me spell bound from start to finish. It has a great deal of details about the cartels, their complex operations and the FBI's covert response to quell their activities. It is a very enjoyable detective story. Flinging wise-cracks at cops and crooks alike, this old coot is a hoot!
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Cantankerous octogenarian Paul Jacobson must solve a series of murders while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. Paul learns about the homeless community, disreputable art dealers and the beach scene in Venice Beach, California, and must dance a geezer two-step to stay out of the clutches of the police and the bad guys. When Paul, who suffers from short-term memory loss, awakes one morning next to an attractive woman he doesn't know in an unfamiliar garage apartment, he decides to clear his mind by going for a walk.
Outside, after determining he's in Venice Beach, Calif. When the body in the canal turns out to be a murder victim, Paul resolves to solve the crime before he and Marion depart in two weeks on their honeymoon cruise to Alaska. Aided by a daily journal he keeps and his year-old granddaughter, a computer whiz, Paul once again proves a formidable sleuth. Paul's journey is hilarious and also very touching when he becomes friendly with the homeless population. Despite the police detective's cynical opinion of him, Paul proves to be a highly capable crime solver, staying several steps ahead of the skeptical constable.
Octogenarian Paul Jacobson becomes involved in a series of crimes while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. On an Alaskan cruise, he must deal with mayhem, missing people and murder and use all his geezer resources to solve a case of international intrigue. Laugh out loud funny with quirky characters galore. Order Nook Edition. Octogenarian Paul Jacobson returns to Hawaii for a vacation with his family and becomes involved in a series of crimes, while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. He faces a number of strange coincidences involving acts of vandalism, drug dealers and two murders.
Paul puts all the pieces together, escapes a watery grave, and with the help of his friends, solves the murders. Enjoy the laughs as he tackles his fifth case. Despite the fact that Paul remembers very little, someone thinks he knows too much. It will take family, friends and a lot of luck to keep him alive. The Honolulu police ask octogenarian Paul Jacobson to go undercover in a nursing home because of a sexual assault. Struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss, he must also deal with a murder and some of the wacky residents.
Paul struggles to not be the next murder victim while he puts all the pieces together. Even though his near-photographic memory of each day utterly vanishes by the next morning, Paul Jacobson has been confoundingly successful in helping the police solve crimes. Befeler supplies the customary cast of eccentric senior citizens, the usual surfeit of geezer jokes and enough suspects to keep you guessing.
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Befeler introduces a new senior sleuth in a humorous cozy that recalls a classic English mystery, down to the finale with the cast of suspects gathered for the denouement. Order Book Club Edition. Imagine a dash of Philip Marlowe wrapped in an urban fantasy. The V V Agency is a paranormal mystery that spoofs the PI subgenre and introduces the transvictus—a unique shape shifter. Van and Vanna run a detective agency, but clients never see them together for a simple reason.
A sexual encounter transforms one into the other, and nudity renders them invisible. This presents some interesting dilemmas for his and her love lives, but gives them a distinct advantage when doing detective work.
In this, the first book in the series, Van and Vanna take the case of a woman suspected of killing her husband. Definitely not some of the same old, same old. Fun and compelling. Meredith, author of Dangerous Impulses.
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