Vengeance Road (Jack Gannon #1)
The body of Bernice Hogan, a troubled young former nursing student with a tragic past, is found in a shallow grave near a forest creek.
Jolene Peller, a single mom struggling to build a new life with her little boy, vanishes the night she tries to find Bernice.
Hero cop Karl Styebeck is beloved by his community, but privately police are uneasy with the answers he gives to ...more
Jack Gannon, a reporter for The Buffalo Sentinel, investigates the brutal murder of one prostitute and the disappearance of another, a woman who had picked herself off the street and cleaned up her life. The investigation points to one suspect—hero cop Karl Styebeck, a man with a secret past brimming with violence. Then there’s the mysterious blue rig that haunts the highways. How is it connected to ...more
I like Jack Gannon, a news reporter new to me. Cops and reporters are joined at the hip by necessity, but reporter Jack Gannon is the guy who saves endangered persons through his te ...more
Wow. Spare, concise writing, and compelling story-telling. This is reading heaven, isn't it? At least that's how the book starts. Then, somewhere around chapter 40, things turn horribly, horribly bad. As in scary bad. What do I mean? Let me explain.
It begins with Rick Mofina and his Goodreads blurb:
Rick Mofina is a former journalist and an award-winning author of several acclaimed thrillers. His reporting has put him face-to-face with murderers on death row in Montana and Texas. He has covered a...more
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Jack Gannon works as a reporter at the Buffalo Sentinel. He catches wind of the murder of a troubled former nursing student and decides to investigate. But as he does, he gets into more and more murky waters as one of the top suspects ends up being an upstanding police officer.
Rick Mofina doesn't spend an excess of time on details. His writing is pretty cut and dry, minimal details needed ...more
The story follows Jack Gannon, a reporter fo ...more
The main character is Jack Gannon, a Buffalo NY report ...more
Jack Gannon is a reporter who had once had bright future. He put his dreams on hold when his parents were killed in a car accident. He missed his opportunity and is still a reporter for a newspaper in Buffalo. He is ...more
I've read books 1-3 in the Jack Gannon Series over the past week and found them all to be the kind that grab my attention and keep me reading just about non-stop. I actually read them out of order and just read Vengeance Road, the first Jack Gannon book today. There is a story arc that runs through these three books but I didn't feel I missed much by reading them out of order.Jack Gannon is an investigative reporter who doesn't quit once he has a lead on a story even if it gets him in t ...more
This is the second book of Rick Mofina's books that I have read and it was just as much a thrill ride as the first. From the moment you pick it up it captures you and does not let up until the very end.
I love the fact that although this story is about a brutally murdered prostitute and the disappearance of another woman it is told with very minor descriptions of the brutality, more ...more
Mira Books, 2009, 396 Pages
Jack Gannon is a first rate reporter at The Buffalo Sentinel. When he hears a call on the newspaper’s scanner for the Medical Examiner and no one at the paper was paying attention he decided to investigate himself even though he wasn’t on the cop-desk duty. The body of Bernice Hogan, a former nursing student with a tragic past, is found in a shallow grave.
Jack is able to obtain an interview with the two women who discove ...more
He is determined to discover the truth behind the murder of a prostitute and former nursing student, Bernice Hogan, who was taking steps toward cleaning up her life, and the disappearance of her f ...more
Vengeance Road is a gripping crime thriller that had me turning the pages and saying oh, just one more chapter before I put it down. The ch ...more
This is second book by Mr Mofina that I've read and it won't be the last. In fact, I'm thinking of stArting at the beginning and read them all. I love his writing style, so matter of fact and easy going while giving the story an awesome pace and making you turn the pages quickly. I highly recommend this and all of his books. You won't be disappointed I assure you
I first found Rick Mofina when I read Cold Fear, mainly because it was set in one of my favorite places, Glacier National Park. I have since read several more of his books and have never been disappointed! I highly recommend you give his books a try, and this is a good one to start with!