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When ordinary folks gather for a high school class reunion, they don't expect to become murder targets. In early spring, Jack Marston and his companion Lori Jacobs are still finding their way into their relationship, while Jack is learning more of the idiosyncrasies of his position at City College. A letter arrives with a fateful invitation. Classmates in the town of River...more
265 pages
Published 2011 by Echelon Press, LLC (first published December 19th 2010)
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Fran
Reunion: Carl Brookins

Reunions are supposed to bring people together who have not communicated or have seen each other for many years. Twenty year High School reunions should bring back pleasant memories, interesting times and definitely create curiosity as to how people look, where life has taken them and what the future still holds. But, the last thing you would ever think you would encounter would be murder. Some reunions bring you more than you bargain for as one alumni if found dead by the...more
Mary Welk
Jack Marston's past includes a stint in the Navy as a NCIS investigator. Now living a more sedate life as the director of student services at City College in Minneapolis, Jack has no idea his former occupation will prove useful when he accompanies the woman he loves to her twentieth-year high school reunion in the Minnesota farming community of Riverview. But he soon learns that psychologist Lori Jacobs' hometown in no way resembles the idyllic rural locale he imagined. Deeply held secrets domin...more
Patricia
Jack Marston, a former investigator for the Navy, is now a student service director at City College in Minneapolis. Jack is living with Lori Jacobs and Lori has just received an invitation to the reunion of the Class of 1989 in the town of Riverview. Lori isn't too excited about going but Jack encourages her to accept the invitation. Lori accepts but wants Jack to attend the reunion functions with her.

The couple travel to Riverview to attend. There are some interesting sounding events set up for...more
Maryann
Nov 15, 2011 Maryann rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those who like a quick, easy read and enjoy a good mystery.
Just about to finish this one. So far it is a good story. A bit light on the mystery, but I am enjoying the relationship between Jack Marston and Lori. The tangle of underhanded business dealings from the past that affect a current murder adds to the drama and suspense, and the reader is led down a few blind alleys until the final outcome. I will say Brookins has kept me guessing. I still have about a quarter of the book to read and although I suspect some of what is going on, it is still a myst...more
Carl Brookins
Feb 14, 2012 Carl Brookins added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I like it, it addresses the experience anyone might have attending the high school reunion of a lover, a spouse, a husband or a wife. Most of us have driven to or through a small placid-appearing town in America and wondered if there were any hidden secrets. Well, imagine Riverview and the not-so-nice underbelly of the town.
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Before I became a mystery writer and reviewer, I was a television program producer, a counselor and faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul and a mystery fiction reviewer for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and Mystery Scene Magazine. I'm an avid recreational sailor (hence my sailing series and a member of Sisters in Crime, and Private Eye Writers of America, as well as MWA. You...more
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