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Southern Poison (Jersey Barnes Mystery #2)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  114 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Men from her past keep reappearing in her life, and hard-hitting security specialist Jersey Barnes can't seem to enjoy early retirement. This time, it's her former handler Ashton, back from when she worked for the government. There has been some high frequency chatter targeting the Sunny Point Ammunitions Depot and they want Jersey to be a set of eyes and ears by serving b ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by Minotaur Books
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Shirley Worley
Jul 14, 2013 Shirley Worley rated it really liked it
Jersey Barnes, recently retired ex-government agent, is called back into service to aid in stopping a possible terrorist threat. Going undercover to gather info, she takes over running a mobile meal truck, or roach coach. Her biggest obstacle may be learning how to cook. The head of security at the largest ammo port in the nation is an ex-agent and Jersey's prime suspect. When she relays her suspicions, her handler dismisses her instincts against the ex-agent, John. Ignoring his orders, Jersey, ...more
Debbie Maskus
Aug 19, 2009 Debbie Maskus rated it it was ok
This is the 2nd Jersey Barnes mystery set in Wilmington, NC. This is a light read mystery with Jersey, an ex-government agent, owner of a bar and security agency. Jersey, thinks she has retired and can enjoy the easy life, but the fine print of her contract states she is like a reserve soldier, always on stand-by. In this episode, Jersey must discover a terrorist working at an arms supplier. The Ocean's novels are light reading and whimical with light romance. The characters are not as developed ...more
Vickie T
Dec 07, 2008 Vickie T rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries, humor, southern
Good fun. Jersey Barnes retired to Wilmington, NC and bought a restaurant. Unfortunately she is called back into government service because of a suspected terrorist threat. Great fun with the handsome friend Ox (for Oxendine, a Lumbee Indian), her zany father, and the arrival of Ox's daughter. Sort of a NC Stephanie Plum. The book did make me want to run up to Wilmington to eat at Elijah's.
Jun 07, 2011 Melodie rated it it was ok
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Jersey is a bit hard to take, as well as being hard to believe. But I like the fringe characters in this book. Not bad, not great, but worth a read.
Nancy E Winn
Sep 03, 2016 Nancy E Winn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Good book. Enjoy the series and hope there are more to come. Quick read and love the dad's antics. Will read more of her books
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T. Lynn Ocean was first published in the 'North Myrtle Beach Times' (a small town weekly) but only after getting on one knee to beg the editor and offering to write for free. That was in 1995 and T. Lynn wrote the 'Humor Me' column for a year.

She went on to write freelance for various magazines and newspapers but her passion has always been fiction. Her first book, 'Fool Me Once', was published b
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