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Dark Waters (Sheriff Milt Kovak #12)

3.23  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The Kovaks are all at sea when a family trip goes deadly wrong . . .
When Milt Kovak wins a cruise for four to Puerto Rico, he takes his family – wife Jean and son, Johnny Mac, plus Johnny Mac’s best friend, Early Rollins. But the trip takes a turn for the worse when Johnny Mac and Early are caught stealing on the ship, and the body of the boy who bullied them into it is
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by Severn House Publishers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jerry
Jul 20, 2014 Jerry rated it liked it
We’ve read all but one of Cooper’s 25 novels; and somehow find ourselves no longer as enamored with her tales. Her two latest EJ Pugh stories were hardly exciting, with the amateur sleuth EJ coming across as little better than a common busybody. We tend to prefer the Sheriff Milt Kovak books anyway, as at least he is an official law enforcement investigator, even if he is a laid-back, good ol’ Oklahoma boy. In “Waters”, we get a dual tale of Milt going on a Caribbean cruise with family and ...more
Susan
May 20, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
Sheriff Milt Kovak wins a cruise and takes his wife, pre-teenaged son and Early, his son's best friend, along for a spring break. There are some strange things happening aboard ship, as an older boy enmeshes the two youngsters in his own plans. Meanwhile, back in Prophesy County, the acting sheriff learns that an ex-con has just moved back into town, a man who had vowed to kill those who testified against him after he murdered his wife. Of course, there's always something happening in Prophesy ...more
William
Jan 03, 2014 William rated it it was ok
A little weak. Not sure I liked the skipping around between the cruise ship and the home front, and the sheriff, the kids, and the deputy sheriff. Just a little off putting. The story plots were OK and reasonable well developed.
Jean
Mar 10, 2014 Jean added it
Interesting that a sheriff and a psychologist don't know what their kid is doing on a cruise ship! Good read.
Sharon
Dec 16, 2013 Sharon rated it really liked it
An interesting group of characters. This book had an interesting twist on a cruise mystery.
This is the first I've read in this long series.
Michael
Nov 19, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it
For whatever reason I didn't want to like this book, but Cooper is a great story teller and drew me in. It was a very pleasant read in a niche of the genre I rarely visit. Excellent.
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Susan Rogers Cooper is an American mystery novelist. A self-proclaimed "half fifth generation Texan; half Yankee", she sets her novels in Texas (the E.J. Pugh and Kimmey Kruse novels) and in Oklahoma (the Sheriff Milt Kovak novels). She is currently living in Central Texas, coming up with fresh new ways to get her characters into trouble.
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