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The Troubleshooter (Hannibal Jones #1)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  73 ratings  ·  16 reviews
A high powered Washington attorney buys an apartment building in the heart of the city, hoping to create low income housing for good families. Instead he finds the building occupied by squatters: drug dealers, winos and hookers intent on staying in place. Hannibal Jones is hired to free the building from them, but the people holding crack pipes are backed up by people hold ...more
Published April 1st 2004 by Intrigue Publishing (first published March 17th 2004)
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Sharon Michael
Had a bit of the 'action movie' script type thing going, with the hero batting the bad guys around the day after a serious beating but after all, this is fiction, right? and entertainment. And I did find it entertaining.

Fairly standard plot with the good guys against the drug dealers in the bad part of town. A lot of stock characters but the author had a deft touch with them so they were well rounded enough that they were individuals on the page.

Some issues that kept this from being a 5 star ra
I picked this up after reading all three of Austin Camacho's Stark and O'Brien adventure series, I didn't think I'd love this more then those but I really did! I can't wait to get the next ones!
Great characters you really feel a connection to, and the action was exciting and clear, I could picture it all easily. Hannibal Jones is an Indiana Jones type in personality, just a different time and line of work. He is not unbelievably perfect, he gets beat up but still persists after justice, doesn't
Daniel Munroe
I'll leave it for others to talk about the actual plot etc, because I'm always scared I will reveal something of the story and spoil things for a reader. As far as I'm concerned - read the back of the book to find out what it's about.

To start, I will say I didn't like the book, based on the first couple of pages. The opening somehow felt hurried and a little glib. However, within the first chapter or so, I'd experienced a complete turnaround, and I found the characters growing on me, and the eve
Will Decker
I enjoyed this story even if the ending were a tad predictable. If it had a bit more descriptive sex and violence, I might have rated it higher. But you can't always get it your way. A few times I wondered how the author was going to continue the story when it appeared that the ending was in sight. Without fail, Camacho threw poor Hannibal back into the fray and the action would start all over again. I like that the hero is vulnerable and the characters believable. Spoiler Alert::::If you like t ...more
Ex cop, Secret Service agent and now A PI and self proclaimed troubleshooter teams up with a Washington Lawyer who owns a row house in South East DC that is empty and has been taken over by squatters and druggies. Hannibal Jones agrees to take on the job of ousting the unwelcome residents so that the place can be cleaned up for legitimate renters. He manages to get them out on his own, but in doing so runs afoul of the local drug lord and has a setback when the Drug lord's muscle drives him out. ...more
Bud Scott
Hannibal Jones is what every crime fighter should aspire to. He never quits, he uses force only when necessary and he's a sharp dresser. In his wrap-around Oakley's and his white Volvo he is like the Lone Ranger. Much like the Lone Ranger, he like to keep a low profile, get the job done, get paid and move on. In The Troubleshooter he moves from situation to situation as the tension and the page turning increase. This was one book I had a hard time putting down and would loose myself in it till t ...more
Uriah Young
Love Camacho's writing style. Vivid details without telling too much. Hannibal Jones is a true bad ass who doesn't know the meaning of QUIT. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Teresa Collins
Loved this book!!! As anyone who has read any of my reviews knows, I'm a diehard murder mystery buff & this book meets all my requirements. It has a hero you can believe in, all his side-kicks, and of course, the woman he loves. The Troubleshooter is well written without a lot of gratuitous violence. The story moves along quickly and you can't wait to see what happens next. I have definitely become an Austin Camacho fan. I recommend this series for anyone who loves a good mystery.
B Swanginwebster
i was given this book by the author because i had never read a mystery comment at the time was, I don't like mysteries and after reading it.....

Boy was I wrong...dead wrong! I love mysteries..who knew?

But I immediately went and got the rest of this author's works and have not been disappointed.
Austin Camacho
In this prequel to Blood and Bone, Hannibal Jones is hired to free a Washington crack house from the drug addicts and winos that hold it. A powerful drug lord nearly drives him off, until he realizes that his success or failure will determine the fate of a neighborhood, and the future of one small boy.
A good mystery is hard to resist and Mr. Camacho's Hanibal Jones makes this book even more irresistable.

The book is a standard good guys vs. bad guys. But Hanibal definitely has depth which makes the story enjoyable.

I'm looking forward to reading more in the series.
L.M. Preston
I simply fell in love with Hannibal, the main character of this book. He had a heart of gold and a gun to back it up. This action packed mystery thriller had me glued and its a fun read that you won't want to put down.
Wonderful introduction to Hannibal Jones. I'd already read and liked Collateral Damage; I'll definitely read more in the series!
Linda Look
I liked the characters and story in this Hannibal Jones Thriller. This was a book that was easy to read and I rated it a 4.5
I gave this one 4.5 stars, Jim gave it 4.
Dan Butkus
not that great...
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Austin S. Camacho is the author of four detective novels in the Hannibal Jones series - Blood and Bone, Collateral Damage, The Troubleshooter, and Damaged Goods, plus two action thrillers, The Payback Assignment and The Orion Assignment. Active in several local writers organizations, Camacho is a past president of the Maryland Writers Association, and currently the president/founder of the Norther ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Hannibal Jones (6 books)
  • Blood and Bone
  • Collateral Damage
  • Damaged Goods
  • Russian Roulette
  • A Little Wildness
Collateral Damage Russian Roulette Blood and Bone Damaged Goods The Payback Assignment

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