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Scattered Leaves

liked it 3.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
When Ben McCord comes home from a business trip to find his young wife raped and murdered, he starts out on a journey of death and destruction. Clues lead him to a dark world of drugs and violence in action that spans Texas, Colorado, and the Mexican border. McCord hooks up with a beautiful doctor, who was also victimized by members of the same drug cartel, and together th ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Crystal Dreams Press
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Michele Shimp
Feb 22, 2011 Michele Shimp rated it did not like it
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I was able to finish Scattered Leaves this afternoon. Unfortunately, Richard Roach's book was not an enjoyable read for me. [return][return]The idea, the plot, the background of the book had me hooked the first time I read it. I still think it's a great idea for a book. [return][return]The plot moves quickly. An oil rig blows up in the opening scene. Ben McCord leaves there, has a fight with his boss, then goes home to find his wife dead. Great opening to the book. Had me hooked. Ben gets arrest ...more
Nov 17, 2008 Serena rated it liked it
Richard Roach's Scattered Leaves follows the quest of Ben McCord, an oilman, to find the man who killed his young wife. McCord is a man on a mission, and his negative view of the world permeates the novel. The one light in his life, his wife June, is gone.

Like many of the James Patterson crime fiction novels I've read in the past, there is a vast conspiracy behind the death of McCord's wife. However, some of the police procedure and gun purchasing details were unrealistic and could distract seas
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