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Don't Look Twice (Ty Hauck #2)

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In this dramatic new novel following the bestselling The Dark Tide, a drive-by shooting rocks the posh suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut, and an innocent bystander is left dead.

Detective Ty Hauck plunges into what seems like a vicious case of retribution and follows the trail to a sinister gambling scheme at an upstate casino. Until Annie Fletcher, a young restaurateur in t
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ebook, 464 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Dale
Much like his mentor, Gross provides a readable, entertaining read

Much like his mentor James Patterson, Andrew Gross has written a readable crime novel with plenty of twists and turns, lots of personal stuff thrown in and written in a pleasant, accessible style.

Don't Look Twice: A Novel is the second in a series about Ty Hauck but you do not have to have read the first to follow what's going on in this installment. The story is chock full of short chapters and the trail is complicated, but no
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Katherine Adams
Since Andrew Gross has a solid fan base, (especially since he co-authored books with James Patterson), I feel less guilty "commenting" on his work.

Simply put, "Don't Look Twice" doesn't even qualify as a good beach read. The plot is well-described by the publisher. Detective Ty Hauck and his teenage daughter are grabbing an ice cream cone when a barrage of bullets takes out the store's window, missing them, but killing the the guy standing behind Hauck in line.

Was Hauck the target? The owner o
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Terri Lynn
I have to say that I didn't like the second Ty Hauck book in this series as much as I enjoyed the first one.

In this book, police detective Ty Hauck is in a convenience store with his 13 year old daughter Jess when a truck comes howling up and opens fire on the store. A federal lawyer is left dead in this town where these things just don't happen. Ty's daughter isn't hurt but is taken to the local hospital to be drugged for having seen the incident and her mother, Ty's exwife, comes to pick her
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J.C.
Good Story; but Nothing Groundbreaking.

Brief Synopsis:
Lieutenant Ty Hauck was with his daughter at a gas station when a drive by shooting occurred. What first appears to be revenge by a local gang is slowly uncovered as a deeper conspiracy. Lt. Hauck is told to back off and let it be; but Lt. Hauck cannot accept that and digs deeper and deeper as the book unfolds.

Overall Impressions:
DON'T LOOK TWICE is a fairly standard murder mystery thriller. At times, the plot is all over the place, with deta
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Micah Robinson
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Jeffrey
The latest from Gross (a former co-author of James Patterson), continues his work with Ty Hauck a cop in Greenwich who witnesses the gunning down of a US attorney. Its a tidy little thriller that you can while your time away, but its fairly pat and predictable.
Chris
Andrew Gross obviously learned at the elbow of James Patterson. A lot of noise without much story. A new chapter every few paragraphs. The book is capable enough as a distraction but the audio version was hampered by incongruous choices. For example, Ty and his brother sound like they were raised not only in different households but in different neighborhoods. Some of the plot makes no sense, Ty is the most guileless lieutenant in the history of the force, and, what a surprise!, there's a giant ...more
Ken
This is the second in a series involving Ty Hauck by the author Andrew Gross. At the end of DARK TIDE, Ty had become involved romantically with one of the key players in his investigation. In the new novel, he ends that relationship, and hooks up with another woman who is a witness to a crime which is fundamental to his inquiry. The new novel begins with Ty and his daughter at a convenience store one morning, and while standing in line to pay for their purchases, the store is sprayed with automa ...more
Samantha
Apr 05, 2009 Samantha rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Samantha by: Amazon Vine Book
This book's focus was totally off but yet it was good quick read. It was confusing and had a lot of twists and turns. The whole first part of the book you think it's about one thing like a revenge murder or gangs then midle of the book you are thinking it's gambling then the end of the book it switches focus abruptly. I'm real unsure of what the author was thinking and why the editor didn't rein him in a little bit. However, I can say that I like how the book is set up with short quick chapters. ...more
Lynn
I didn't like this book as much as his first two, particularly the first (The Blue Zone). This is the second in a series featuring Lieutenant Hauck, a detective with the Greenwich, CT police department. Without giving anything away, this novel involves government corruption, corruption in a casino, and a whole host of bad guys whom Hauck pursues relentlessly. It also introduces a new love interest for the detective. While the story line was interesting enough to keep me reading, it seemed to tak ...more
Cheryl
Greenwich, Connecticut police detective Tyler Hauck and his daughter are planning an afternoon out on his boat. On the way, they stop at a convenience store. While waiting in the check out line, the storefront is sprayed by bullets fired from a car driving by. The man in line behind the Hauck's is killed and Tyler's daughter is injured. Tyler immediately begins a search for the perpetrators. What appears to be a random drive by shooting turns into an intricate web of secrets, lies, corruption, a ...more
Sharon
Just didn't hold my interest.
Del
Largely formula writing which incorporates a boring conspiracy plot, the pervasiveness of which would tax most reader's credulity. Be they good guys or bad, the characters in the book are walking cliches, by and large. We are informed that the main character, Detective Hauck, is 'worshiped' by his partner and I guess the reader is supposed to worship him too but many of his decisions and actions are just dumb like his penchant for making promises about outcomes not within his personal power to c ...more
John Reas
This is the second in the series of crime novels written by Andrew Gross with his protagonist, police detective of the Greenwich, Connecticut police. The story opens with a near attempt on his and his daughter's life at a convenience store and from there takes the reader through an intricate conspiracy web of fraud at the state and national government level. Written during the period of the scandals engulfing the nation during the Iraq war involving contractors such as Blackwater, this story wil ...more
Katie Boyden
I did enjoy this book on the whole, but the author's use of ellipses was a little over the top and unnecessary; having '...' at the end of every other sentence made the story annoying to follow, as did the overuse and seemingly random placement of italics. The character of Hauck was almost bipolar in the way sometimes his "well of rage" (what even is that analogy omg) was overflowing and sometimes his eyes were misting up every two pages.
I didn't feel like the big conspiracy was resolved at the
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Nicola
I would say this is a 2 1/2 star book. I'm not positive if it is the narrator or the script but this just did not hold my attention. Yes there were some good parts but nothing outstanding. Hauck seemed to be a good guy, but pretty willing to fool around on someone he was terrified was moving away from him. He loved his daughter but appeared to do little to spend time with her. His job was everything and he was willing to risk all for it - but dropped it fairly quickly when the right money was of ...more
Toni Osborne
Book2, in the Lieutenant Ty Hauck series

This is the author's follow up to "The Dark Tide", its storyline is captivating enough although heavy on old clichés and a touch formulaic in style. It nevertheless has some of the elements to make it a page turner and leave most satisfied and happy.

This story opens with a bang and keeps a steady pace throughout. It starts one morning with Ty and his daughter waiting in line at the cash of an Exxon station when out of the blue a drive by shooter sprays t
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Crystal
First since this was an audiobook, let me review that part, and next I will get to the actual book content. Don't Look Twice was read by Christian Hoff, who I don't believe I have listened to before. Christian Hoff is a good reader, he used enough different voices/accents so that I could tell the people apart without much thought. The production is well-done and this audiobook does one thing that I just recently realized is very important to me. They use music at the beginning and end of each di ...more
Denise
4.0 out of 5 stars Murder, greed and corruption in Greenwich..., March 8, 2009

This review is from: Don't Look Twice: A Novel (Hardcover)

This novel was a fun page turner that kept me guessing most of the way through. The plot has some depth and the story was interesting even though the characters were quite stereotypical of thrillers involving detectives, murder, gambling, crooked government and the requisite love interest. Along the way is the building body count, and the reader learns quickly
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Patricia
Detective Ty Hauck and his daughter Jessie stop by an Exxon station to pick up a few supplies before heading out for a day on Ty’s boat. A truck pulls up and riddles the station with bullets. Ty is able to keep Jessie safe but the man standing next to them is dead. The man killed is a federal prosecutor named David Sanger.

The shooter abandoned the truck not far from the station. When the police discovered the truck, a newspaper clipping is found inside that led the police to think the shooting w
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Gina
Fast-paced whodunnit and emotional, but plot twists rather predictable.

Ty and his daughter, Jessie, are at the gas station, stocking up on fuel and supplies before taking the boat out for its final voyage of the year. While standing in line, a red truck slams to a stop outside and bullets start flying. Ty got a look at the shooter, and a partial plate, but when he turns to see if everyone’s alright, Jessie is unconscious and covered in blood. Ty flashes back to when Norah, his other daughter, wa
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Mari


E' un giorno come tanti a Greenwich nel Connecticut e il detective Ty Hauck sta facendo un po' di spese con sua figlia in un emporio pachistano pregustando già la gita in barca che hanno organizzato. All'improvviso un uomo apre il fuoco all'interno del negozio uccidendo una persona. Tutto avviene velocemente, lo stridore assordante del furgone, gli spari, le grida, la paura per sua figlia. Ty non sa spiegare l'accaduto, sembrerebbe un regolamento di conti, ma la vittima non è una persona qualsia
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Teresa in Ohio
Gross starts out the book with a bang and it just accerlates to the middle when it seemed he hit the brakes and then found the gas pedal for an explosive ending. Ty the local police chief is out on a weekend visit with his daughter when a drive by shooting happens at the Exxon where they are shopping. There are a couple possibilites of who the intended target or motive for the shooting could be. For a while we are following one trail, when aburptly a new idea is introduced. A few things happen w ...more
Cheryl
Ty Hauck and his daughter, Jessie had stopped off at the Exxon gas station to pick up a few items. It was just like any other Saturday morning or so Ty thought. Suddenly a truck pulls up outside, rolls down its window and starts firing. The whole incident took only a few minutes but it seemed like a lifetime to Ty.

After it was all over the carnage left behind was bad. One of the bodies is identified as
federal prosecutor David Sanger. He was working on a high profile case against a Connecticut b
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Laura
I thought this book was a crime novel. However, it is not. It is a thriller. Don't get me wrong, i enjoyed this book, i just don't quite agree with James Patterson on his quote "Chilling" that is on the front cover.

The story is about Lieutenant Ty Hauck, who witnesses a drive by shooting, which results in a death. Was the deceased the target? Or was their death just an unfortunate accident? Once he starts digging, he starts getting in deeper than he first anticipated. More people are killed and
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Rho
This book was a pleasant surprise. Andrew Gross is a co-writer for James Patterson, and he writes this book in the Patterson style with a lot of short chapters, very fast paced and action-oriented. Unlike Patterson, however, Gross invests sizable energy into his characterization, so all the main characters seem more like flesh-and-blood human beings, as opposed to the superheroes and supervillains that dominate Patterson's work. I felt I could tap Ty on the shoulder and give him advice - he beca ...more
Ed
#2 in the Ty Hauck series.

Ty Hauck is standing next to a US Attorney killed in an apparent drive-by shooting at a gas station. The first clues lead to revenge directed to the station owner's son. Then it appears the agent may have been involved with a pit manager at an Indian casino. As Ty investigates, the body count mounts as does the level of cover up.
Amber Jones
This book really should get 2.5 stars.

I like Andrew Gross and I like his writing style; however, this book was really far fetched and the tie in at the end was shakey at best.

A drive-by in Conneticut leads to a gambling extortion ring which leads to generators in Iraq. No joke.

I think the only thing that redeemed this book in my mind was the main character Ty Hauck is a really likable guy and doesn't seem to be afraid of anything. He is on his second girlfriend and this is only the second book
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Joan
I was a little disappointed in Don't Look Twice. I expected a more polished book from an author who wrote with James Patterson. The story was not particularly well-written, and the plot was too loosely woven. The characters were believable and likable, but the dialogue was sometimes stilted and all the characters spoke just the same.
Nike Chillemi
A good enough read, I'd recommend, but hero Ty Hauk makes a number of stupid mistakes which serve to propell the action forward and get him in deeper and deeper. I usually don't like a dectective who makes that many mistakes. One mistake is allowed, even desired so the hero's not super human, but so many makes him almost bumbling. Still, he's an engaging character and I found myself forgiving his flaws.

The gist of it is there's a drive by shooting which kills a federal prosecutor. It's set up t
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