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The Day The Tigers Broke Free

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In a small town, a seventeen-year-old Chinese boy is found dead. An obvious suicide, say the police, and the family is left to grieve. Enter Charlie Kee, a relative and investigative reporter in from New York for the funeral. There are suspicious circumstances about the death and his questions stir up a lot of hate between him and the police chief, and with the local boys. ...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published November 25th 2012 by CreateSpace
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D.A. Bale
Feb 24, 2014 D.A. Bale rated it did not like it
New York investigative reporter, Charlie Kee, returns to his family's Texas roots for the funeral of his seventeen-year-old cousin. It's been ruled a suicide, but Charlie's investigative instincts won't rest. Review of the autopsy and interviews with the police chief and other potential witnesses to that night reveal inconsistencies that would never pass muster in the city. But small-town secrets and prejudices have deep roots growing beneath the surface.

The premise of this novel intrigued me. I
Yawatta Hosby
Apr 10, 2013 Yawatta Hosby rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, drama
***I received a free copy in exchange for a book review***

I enjoyed this 33 chapter book. My favorite lines: 1) “I’m a reporter. We’re worse than nosy old women.” 2) Ann knew there was an area in the conscious where the mind went under heavy stress. There, confusion nullified pain, and fantasy eased reality. 3) “It’s been my experience that a quiet person has the most to say.” 4) It was not wise to wear your arrogance on your sleeve. Better to be two-faced and unassuming like him. 5) Charlie lau
"She's drowning she cries so much." directed towards the woman whom is on her knees perfecting the dirt over her son's grave whilst no tears seem to touch her. The author uses short and direct writing styles with euphemistic references that are clear and concise. I'm not going to lie but I had a tear in my eye after reading that passage.

At first I thought the book was going to be a bit slow and I was disappointed but then it changed and I can't put my finger on it but I kept reading...kept readi
Kristin Scearce
Mar 15, 2014 Kristin Scearce rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Charlie is a journalist; he makes it his goal in life to dig up all the dirt, to get whatever information he can in any way possible. However, this time, the story's personal: His nephew is dead, supposedly by his own hand. Charlie's not buying that for one bit, though. His new goal? Bring justice for his family and drag as many people down as possible.

I found this story incredibly interesting from the start. The o
Mar 08, 2013 Sheri rated it really liked it
The Day The Tigers Broke Free (Ken Christopher Ping)

David Cheng a 17 year old small town boy is found dead. Suicide is suspected, for that is what the local police say. Charlie Kee a family member and investigative reporter from New York City comes to town for the funeral.

Charlie is not sure this was a suicide and soon he starts to investigate. It is clear from the moment he comes to town the local sheriff does not like him, and he certainly does not like Charlie asking questions around town.

Sep 20, 2013 Judy rated it liked it
Review: First of all let me say I love the title of this book. The story of an investigative reporter from New York coming to a small Texas town for his cousins funeral is a story that caught my attention from the beginning. Charlie smelled something rotten from the start as too many questions were left unanswered by the authorities. I liked getting to know what made Charlie tick. I did have trouble with the writing style . It would have been a much better book if it would have showed more and ...more
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