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Rogue: An Ike Schwartz Mystery (Ike Schwartz Mystery #7)

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Ruth Harris, Sherriff Ike Schwartz’s fiancée, is involved in a near fatal automobile accident. But Ike is convinced the crash was rigged. Even though he is embroiled in a close election, has no jurisdiction over the investigation, and can find no support in the usual law enforcement community, he places himself on leave and goes rogue to investigate and seek the person or ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by Poisoned Pen Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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From Goodreads: Ruth Harris, Sherriff Ike Schwartz’s fiancée, is involved in a near fatal automobile accident. But Ike is convinced the crash was rigged. Even though he is embroiled in a close election, has no jurisdiction over the investigation, and can find no support in the usual law enforcement community, he places himself on leave goes rogue to instigate and seek the person or persons responsible for putting Ruth in a coma.

His efforts attract help from unexpected and irregular sources. Old
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Robin
Jun 08, 2017 Robin rated it really liked it
These are such good books and the ones on audio have a really good narrator.

Good characters and interesting plots.

C.C. Thomas
Jul 05, 2011 C.C. Thomas rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
"Rogue" by Frederick Ramsay is a delightful mystery addition to my long list of favorites! While I wish I hadn't started so late into the series, it is a case of better late than never.


This 6th installment of the Ike Schwarz series centers around Ruth, Ike's fiancee. At the beginning of the book, Ruth is the subject of an apparent murder attempt, a hit and run in Ike's car. Ike pulls out all the stops to find the person responsible for the attempt while at the same time running for re-election o
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Linda
May 16, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
Sheriff Ike Schwartz is running for reelection when his fiancee Ruth is involved in a DC car crash which puts her into a coma. Ike immediately shoves aside politics and glad-handing to investigate the cause of the crash. The more he digs into the incident, the more he is convinced that it was no accident. Was Ruth targeted because of her current position with the Department of Education by those who oppose federal control over textbooks? Or was it because of Ike's past as a CIA agent? Ike aims t ...more
Gloria Feit
Nov 02, 2011 Gloria Feit rated it really liked it
A welcome addition to this enjoyable series, this sixth Sheriff Ike Schwartz novel starts out in a frightful manner. Ruth Harris, Ike’s fiancée, is critically injured in a car collision in Washington, D.C. She’s in a hospital with multiple injuries and in a coma. The local police dismiss the accident as an ordinary mishap, but Ike investigates the scene and determines that it was a deliberate act of violence, and undertakes to find the culprit.

Unfortunately, the local police are of no help, and
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Carl Brookins
Feb 21, 2012 Carl Brookins rated it really liked it
An entertaining and worthy addition to the author's series. Sheriff Ike Schwartz, having lost his wife to terrorist murder, while an active agent of the Central Intelligence Agency, is still in recovery mode, although finally moving toward marriage with the president of a small local university in Pickittsville. Virginia. The sheriff is an unlikely choice to be sheriff of this small community and he's facing a tough and imminent election.

Rachel Harris, president of the university and Ike's fianc
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James Jackson
Jul 16, 2013 James Jackson rated it it was ok
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Susan
Aug 16, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it
Sheriff Ike Schwartz's fiancee Ruth lies in a coma after her car hit a utility pole. But Ike is sure that it wasn't an accident, that someone targeted Ruth, probably because of her work at the Department of Education. He disregards his re-election campaign and the local mayor's complaints to concentrate on investigating the crash, even though it occurred in nearby Washington, out of his jurisdiction. Fortunately, Ike has friends, not least his former employers, the CIA. Meanwhile, there are prob ...more
Robert Scott
Jul 11, 2015 Robert Scott rated it really liked it
Ike Schwartz the sheriff of county's fiance Ruth Harris is critically injured in an automobile accident. Ike believes that the accident was rigged, but it occurred outside his jurisdiction and he can get no hope of assistance from other law enforcement agencies he decides to do his own investigation. Despite facing an election, he takes a leave of absence from the SO and does the rogue investigation himself.
Kathy
Mar 06, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it
While this is the seventh book in Frederick Ramsay's Ike Schwartz series, this is the first book that I have read. Now I wish I had read the first six first as I really enjoyed this novel. I enjoyed the story, the characters and the setting. It was very enjoyable getting to know the characters that inhabit Picketsville in Virginia! Highly recommend this book!
Sherri Vigil
Mar 08, 2013 Sherri Vigil rated it really liked it
My first Frederick Ramsay book. I believe I've found another series to get into. This one was a little dragging in places but I enjoyed the characters alot.
Mike
Feb 10, 2013 Mike rated it really liked it
Another solid Ike Schwartz mystery.
Steve Gross
Jul 01, 2012 Steve Gross rated it did not like it
Lousy. The good characters are all good, the bad characters are all bad, the author assumes that the readers know all the characters from previous books. Lat of the Ike Schwartz mysteries.
Fran Lewis
It was good. I will probably read all the others in this series now.
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Dr. Frederick Ramsay was born in Baltimore, the son of a respected teacher researcher and scientist. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Virginia and received his doctorate from the University of Illinois. After a stint in the Army, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, where he taught Anatomy, Embryology and Histology; engaged in research and serv ...more
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