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The Root of All Evil (A Colton Parker Mystery )

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Brandt Dodson follows the success of the first two books in his Colton Parker Mystery series--"Original Sin" and "Seventy Times Seven"--with another intriguing story.

Wealthy businessman Berger Hume is dying. And the one thing he wants most is the one thing his millions cannot buy--a relationship with the son he has never met. As Colton Parker, private investigator, searche
Paperback, 286 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Harvest House Publishers
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In THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, the third book in the Colton Parker Series, Brandt Dodson engages us once again with suspense, murder, and corruption. When Colton Parker is hired to find the illegitimate son of a dying multimillionaire, he is faced with sorting through back alleys, biker gang hangouts, and the offices of a political official in order to get to the bottom of what seems to be a tangled web that has no boundaries.

Colton Parker is a modern-day gumshoe. He uses his tough exterior and dry h
Myra Johnson
This detective novel was a nice change of pace from my usual contemporary women's fiction. Brandt Dodson writes a crisp, fast-paced story. His hero is easy to like, his characterizations natural and believable. I had the pleasure of meeting Brandt in person at a writer's conference this summer. His depth of law enforcement experience is impressive!
Have you ever picked up a book and within the first 5 pages you know it’s a winner? That’s the way it is with Brandt Dodson’s Root of All Evil.

Colton Parker was fired from the FBI, spent 5 years on the Chicago Police Department and now runs his own investigation firm. He has been described as “a brash, insolent, narrow-minded ex-cop” that has the “subtlety of a jackhammer in a funeral parlor.” He is hired by Berger Hume a multimillionaire who helped put Indianapolis on the map but is now a frai
Described as being "as unexpected as a bullet hole in a Brooks Brother suit," PI Colton Parker returns in this adventure with Callie and Mary aiding him in his personal life.

A dying millionaire, Berger Hume, asks Colton to find his son. Colton accepts the seemingly routine assignment but later is caught up in the city's outlaw biker scene and also crosses paths with the deceptively nice Garrett Hume, Berger's legitimate heir. The plot is as taut as a highwire, and Colton's personal life and his
Jul 05, 2007 Ed rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mystery fans
This book was interesting. It caught my attention based on a cover caption saying "fans of Spenser books will love this." And they were right. I am going back to the library to find the first one by this author (this is the second one with this particular character).
This detective book will keep you up late. Short, snappy chapters. An unpredictable ending, (I love those...yes, I guessed the wrong person.) Believable plot.
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Brandt was born and raised on the west side of Indianapolis and comes from a long line of police officers. He was formerly employed by the Indianapolis Field Office of the FBI before serving as a Lt. in the United States Naval Reserve.

He is a graduate of Ben Davis High School and Indiana Central University (now known as the University of Indianapolis) and received his doctorate in Chicago, Illinoi
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  • Original Sin (Colton Parker Mystery Series, Book 1)
  • Seventy Times Seven
  • The Lost Sheep: A Colton Parker Mystery
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