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No Way to Die (Danny Logan Mystery #2)

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Seattle mathematician Thomas Rasmussen had everything to live for. He had a beautiful, loving wife and two great kids. He was well known and respected in his field . His startup company – Applied Cryptographic Solutions recently finished building a revolutionary decryption device called The Starfire Protocol that was already attracting offers in the millions.

So with all th
Paperback, 299 pages
Published July 16th 2012 by Cedar Coast Press
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Nov 01, 2014 Jack rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Danny Logan Mystery series, but it is the fourth one I've read. It's good, but I think it the weakest of the ones I've read.

But first, a brief synopsis: Thomas Rasmussen dies from an apparent suicide, but his wife just doesn't buy it. She hires Logan Private Investigation Agency to look into the matter for her. Initially, they find nothing to disagree with the official police ruling of suicide, other than there being no apparent reason for him to kill himself. Then
Jun 08, 2014 Quillracer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
This second book in the Danny Logan series is much better than the first one, Angel Dance.

This time, Danny and his team investigate the death of a math genius the police have written off as a suicide. The case quickly spirals into a search for a man looking to obtain the decryption program the dead man has invented to sell to the highest bidder.

One of my beefs about that first book was that the main plotline was resolved way too early, leaving almost half of it to tie off loose ends. Grayson fix
Uma Aiyer
May 13, 2016 Uma Aiyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It should have been a 3.5... But I have th extra half star just for the awesome job on the technology... As I was reading the book, news came around that companies are actually making huge advancements in cryptography that are vastly similar to those in this book.
Add for this book, is my first outing with Danny and Toni, and it was fun for sure. Their dynamic is obviously one to watch out for and I can't wait to read others in the series. Doc is a super interesting character and so is Kenny...
Mar 05, 2014 Paula rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was an okay book. Too much language for my taste.
Dec 15, 2014 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book three in the Danny Logan PI series, and second one I've read from author MD Grayson, spins a fine yarn that's very enjoyable to read. Taking place in the Seattle area, Danny's crew consists of Antoinette "Toni" Blair, Kenny Hale, Joachin "Doc" Kiahtel, and Richard Taylor. Taylor being the original owner of the business. In this book we find the Seattle Police Department called out to a probable suicide at Discovery Park. It seems Tom Rasmussen has shot himself in the head while in his parke ...more
Dec 10, 2014 Delta marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Delta by:
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Jann Swanson
Dec 23, 2016 Jann Swanson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Stars Says it All

One of the best mystery/suspense books I've read in a while. Unique plot, crisp narrative, compelling characters , well edited, fast moving, and believable. Going to Amazon
to find the first book in the Danny Logan series.
Feb 27, 2017 Renee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read This Book

This is a book with just enough backstory to build characters; enough intrigue to keep me awake too late; a delightfully vengeful resolution; an enticing epilogue. I highly recommend the read.
This is my first experience with reading a novel by Mr. Grayson and what a nice surprise it has been to read this great composition! When someone suspects something is rotten in Denmark (in this case a widow is not convinced that her husband's death is a suicide) that sometimes is or is not the case. In this case, even though everything points to a woman (Katherine Rasmussen) whose husband (Thomas Rasmussen) commits suicide she is convinced that is not the case. Therefore she seeks out Danny Log ...more
sandy goldstein
Feb 25, 2017 sandy goldstein rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who Is Smarter?

You never know when you are biting off more then you can chew. Even the best laid plans of mice and men do not always work, both for the good guys and the bad guys.
Cheryl Balocchi
Feb 23, 2017 Cheryl Balocchi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Good pace, keeps you coming back and wanting more. It had a couple of twists and turns at the end you didn't see coming.
Feb 16, 2015 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Way to Die is a Danny Logan Mystery by M. D. Grayson. It is a quick read and keeps you enjoying it. You are never quite sure what Danny is going to do next as he sometimes blunders his way through the investigation. Upon exiting the Army, Danny bought out Richard’s private investigation business and hired Toni Blair to work with him. He was attracted to her but knew that office romances didn’t always work out and with a small office like his, it could destroy the business. He kept Richard on ...more
Debbie Oxier
Oct 22, 2015 Debbie Oxier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Danny Logan runs his own PI firm with the help of his best friend, Toni, whom he thinks of as his partner. When they are asked to look into a man's apparent suicide by his widow, after running it by the rest of their team, they agree to take on the case. While all indications point to the idea the man did indeed take his own life, there are things that just don't add up. For one thing, he was happily married, a real family man. There had been no signs of his having been depressed, especially whe ...more
Nov 07, 2012 Shelly rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in the Danny Logan Mystery series and I have enjoyed them both. You can read my review of the first one, Angel Dance, here. I actually enjoyed this one more than the first one. I felt like I knew the characters better and overall I liked the story line in this book better.

The story is pretty much your basic murder mystery with a twist. The twist being that while the police have ruled the murder a suicide the widow insists that he had everything to live for. Once she tells he
Sep 17, 2014 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. All the dead ends that the investigators were getting in the beginning even made me wonder if there really was a murder or just suicide after all. I'll say that all the beautiful people in the story was a bit much at times but hey, it's not a deal breaker or takes anything away from the story. The way the author provided very detailed descriptions of the situations at hand were great; it gave you a wonderful mental image to go by as you were reading but I will ad ...more
Stanley McShane
Dec 15, 2014 Stanley McShane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Danny Logan along with his partner, Toni, are part of a team from a Seattle PI firm. Danny is single, clueless, and a serious runner, somewhat capable physically owing to his military training. Toni is, of course, tall and gorgeous, smart and extremely intuitive. They've been asked by Danny's father, an attorney, to look into the apparent suicide of genius mathematician Thomas Rasmussen at the request of his wife, Katherine, who is sure he would not have checked out in that manner and insists on ...more
Lynda Kelly
Feb 07, 2015 Lynda Kelly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I had to pack this one in at 25%......I was glazing over with ALL the over-descriptions of takeovers and company politics, etc...I didn't get it and just lost all interest with it. It was way too complicated which was such a pity as I enjoyed the first in the series a great deal. I just can't be reading something that is such an effort to get through !
I know nothing about cryptology and really don't want to and it just went into it all way too much and totally took over the whole story. When I f
Jan 03, 2015 Joan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
No Way to Die was an interesting and mostly well-written mystery. The last chapter didn't read like it was written by the same author as the rest of the book (sounded very adolescent in style), and it should have been left off in my opinion. The book was excellent in many ways, but the structure was sometimes too transparent. The descriptions of emotions and the sudden addition of "macho" dialogue seemed just injected into an already-written storyline. Still, I give it 3 stars for being an inter ...more
Dec 28, 2014 Tulay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good mystery/thriller and you'll feel good at the end too.

Seattle genus mathematician killing/suicide. His company developed ultimate code breaking program called Stafford, that could break every code. Think about Target credit and debit card accident, but whole world under this kind of attack. But while reading there is many exciting mistakes, especially one is so big. They couldn't even correct; 9 continents, no it's 7, but if you count Europe and Asia as Eurasia, it's 6.
Jan 30, 2015 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. And my hat is off to M.D. Grayson for the extraordinary depth and breadth of the research he must have done to credibly render his story with such military, tactical, and technological specificity. But on the subject of editing, William Faulkner said, "You have to be ready to kill your darlings." I admire Grayson for loving his craft as much as he clearly does, but less could have been more here. I look forward to seeing if he gets that as the Danny Logan series progresses.
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Aug 25, 2015 Black Butterfly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 12, 2016 Bonnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the reasons I enjoyed this book is the setting in Seattle, Washington. I don't live in Seattle, but in Tacoma, which isn't very far away. I liked the characters and it's an interesting story. My one complaint, which is a bit trivial, is that the women are all gorgeous. Not only is that statistically improbable, it's a bit easier to identify with characters who are a bit more human in appearance.
Jeff Benham
Aug 29, 2015 Jeff Benham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was 5 stars for the beginning. Danny Logan and his team of PIs are very likable and witty. Also, the setting id in Seattle, which is a little bit unusual. They are hired to find the murderer of a victim who the police have labelled a suicide. There is no evidence to support that it was anything but a suicide, but what fun would that be for the reader? This is #2 in the series, so now I will go back and read #1 and read the rest in order. Very good!
Good but something missing...

I thought this was good but that "something" wasn't there, all the elements were there but for me it was just good not very good. I started and finished a different book before coming back to finish this. Also it missed the final edit, many errors throughout. If possible would have given another half star but poor editing in a published work is annoying.
Elizabeth Vautrain
This was a good read. Gave it five stars because of the good editing and fast paced story. Characters had depth and there weren't endless cups of coffee being sipped

Any one who likes a good.mystery, technology or crime story will love this book. This is one of my all-time favorites.
Feb 18, 2015 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very intense. It starts out with the suicide of a famous computer expert. His wife hires a private investigator to look into his death. She said everything was fine in his relationship with his wife and business. She does not believe he would take is own life. From their it suddenly become very intense.
Sep 27, 2016 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. The main characters were colorful, interesting, realistic and fun. The cryptology aspect was well researched and fun to learn about. The mystery, thriller and romance angles were expertly interwoven. Most of all, the story was fun to read. Remarkably few grammatical errors for a Kindle free offering. I suspect I will be reading more in this series.
Nov 07, 2013 Elli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kindle. Loved it. Started out with descriptions and history of characters and much thought over a wife's hunch that her husband had been murdered when hard evidence pointed to suicide. Went from there although slowly into an international and very scary, well funded and brilliant operation. Will be starting on next one of this series soon.
Jan 11, 2015 Jack rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book served it purpose well - I wanted to read a murder mystery. It was well written with interesting dialogue. That it was set in the Seattle area added to my interest. It's female characters were barbie doll-like and the males macho Rambo types. However, this didn't detract from a good storyline. I enjoyed reading it which is worth at least 3 stars.
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M.D. Grayson is the author of the Danny Logan mystery series. He grew up in Las Vegas but now he lives on an island near Seattle with his wife Michelle and their three German shepherds.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Mr. Grayson worked in the construction industry, as an accountant for six l-o-n-g weeks (square peg—round hole), and as a piano player on the Las Vegas strip. When he's not writin
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