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Up in Smoke (Susan Wren #6)

3.34 of 5 stars 3.34  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  2 reviews
On the heels of a severe thunderstorm, Governor Jack Garrett comes to Hampstead with his friend and constant companion Wakely Fromm. Twenty years ago they battled a forest fire that left Wakely confined to a wheelchair and made Jack a hero. Now Jack is battling for his party's nomination as presidential candidate.

Trouble brews for the campaign, however, when the business c
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published November 14th 2003 by Minotaur Books
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Patty
As usual I really liked this book, the characters are growing and changing, the depiction of small town Kansas rings very true to what I know of small town mid-west and the mystery was pretty good (although I caught the big clue and so actually guessed right, for once!)

So, why did it take me several days to read this one? Well, the subject matter revolves around the Governor's run for President, and the plot line about the backstabbing and infighting involved in the campaign just really bothered
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LJ
UP IN SMOKE – Ex
Charlene Weir – 6th in series
When Sean Donovan, cousin to Sheriff Susan Wren, goes to interview Wakely Fromm, who's been in a wheelchair since fighting a forest fire 20 years earlier with his best friend Jack Garrett, governor of Kansas who wants to be President; he finds Fromm dead in his bathroom, shot in the head, apparently by his own hand.
***Normally I find a plot with so many characters muddled and confusing. No so here! The characters are so well drawn and interesting, ea
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Charlene Weir was born in Nortonville, Kansas. She grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas. After graduating from nurses' training she attended the University of Oklahoma and worked as a public health nurse. She is the creator of "Susan Wren", police chief in Hampstead, Kansas.
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