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Borderline (Jack McMorrow Mystery #5)

3.47  ·  Rating Details ·  55 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Journalist Jack McMorrow travels to the sleepy town of Scanesett, Maine. When a man known as P. Ray Mantis disappears from a tour bus, no one seems to care. Except Jack McMorrow, who knows there's a story too good to pass up. Nearly everyone, including the town sheriff, says there isn't a case. But that just piques Jack's interest even more. And he can't seem to get his ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Berkley Hardcover
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Jul 20, 2015 April rated it liked it
I liked this lively page turner starring Jack McMorrow, a big-time-turned-small-time reporter in Maine who reminds me of Jim Garner in the Rockford files. Smelling a story when a man goes missing in a small town on a bus trip to Canada, McMorrow must try to persuade the sleepy, sometimes downright hostile local police department that the game is afoot. I liked Boyle's description of the minor characters, particularly Robie (whom I see as a victim of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), his equally ...more
Jun 03, 2009 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery fans, those interested in life in Maine, Montreal visitors
Recommended to Susan by: Elaine Krause
Shelves: fiction, mystery
"In the backwoods of Maine, a man goes missing" the cover proclaims. Only it's not exactly the backwoods, as the picturesque little town and its police department play heavily in this Jack McMorrow mystery, with the writer digging into the mystery it seems only he cares about.

You'll learn a little about the history of both Maine and Quebec as Jack, halfheartedly researching an article for a historical travel magazine piece, retraces the trek to Montreal made by Benedict Arnold as he also looks
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Jan 13, 2015 Susan Emmet rated it liked it
Jack McMorrow has graduated to doing freelance work, this time for a travel magazine. He's supposed to research and write about Benedict Arnold's horrific trek to Quebec where hundreds were lost to disease and starvation.
Again Boyle captures the real wilds of Maine well, this time focusing on western ME from Waterville north up 201 to Jackman and beyond to Quebec City. The imaginary town of Scannesett is.....? Could be several places, all wracked by poverty, drugs and crime.
The reader knows the
Dec 13, 2012 Carol rated it liked it
Maybe 3 1/2 stars, this is book 5 in the series. this story needed more of his regular friends in it because they help the storys a lot. Jack is doing a free lance story about Benedict Arnold and tracing his route to Canada when he stumbles onto a quirky happening in a small town, a man gets off a tour bus and doesn't get back on. Jack ask WHY, and gets all involved in finding the guy and gets off writing his Benedict Arnold story. Misunderstanding about who he is and who the missing guy is lead ...more
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Feb 26, 2012 Cindy White rated it it was amazing
Another good book by Gerry Boyle. This one was a little different because you knew the perps early on in the book. No suprise ending.
Oct 16, 2010 Diane rated it really liked it
Newspaper reporter Jack McMorrow investigates a disappearance while tracing Benedict Arnold's trail through northern Maine
Fun and interesting. A former journalist, now working as a travel writer, stumbles across a mystery in rural Maine. Lots of history of Benedict Arnold, oddly.
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Shelves: mystery
Missing man turns up kidnapped.
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