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Juba Good

(Ray Robertson #1)

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Juba, South Sudan.

RCMP Sergeant Ray Robertson has spent eleven and a half months serving with the United Nations in the world's newest country. He's tired of the chaotic traffic and jostling crowds that fill the narrow streets. Tired of the choking red dust that blows into the capital from the desert. He can't wait to get back to his wife and kids--and back to policing a
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Paperback, 119 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Orca Book Publishers
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Eve
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
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For what it is, this is a good book.

The fast (i.e. rapid reads) format did definitely leave something to be desired- there really wasn't enough time to flesh out all of the aspects of the book like characters, plot setting, etc. just because the book was so short. In paperback it's 119 pages which is already short but on my ebook the font was small so it was only 84 pages. A positive to this was that the plot did truly feel fast paced and like exciting things were happening, mostly I think beca
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Monica Willyard Moen
This is short fiction, something you can finish in about an hour. It’s an interesting mystery with a promising plot and wonderfully detailed scenery. I think I would enjoy this book more at full length because the author really tried her best to create an interesting mystery, sympathetic characters, dastardly villains, and to educate the reader about South Sudan. She seems to care deeply for the people there, and that did show through clearly. Still, it was a tall order to fill in a small amount ...more
Tricia Varosky
Nov 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
Actual rating: 1.5 stars

While I understand the appeal of a rapid read, this one fell flat to me. The mystery didn't feel like a real mystery as it was solved by happenstance rather than good detective work.
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Karen
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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A very well described and well told story in very few words - really well done! Definitely wished it had been longer because I was enjoying it so much.
Michelle
Hard to rate because I didn't realize it was an 'easy reader' book. ...more
Sandy
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a small book,119 pages of fairly big font. However, I found it most interesting. It took me to South Sudan, Africa, a place I will probably never visit and placed me in the lives of the local residents and a Canadian Mounted Police UN peace trainer t trying to convince everyone that a serial killer is doing damage.. Though I would consider this a short story, I found it quite interesting and I really liked the ending. Would recommend it to anyone who wants a quick but very good read.
Alison Edwards
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Could have been interesting, however, due to the formatting of a rapid reads novel, does not get in depth enough to do the topic justice.
Renee
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A bonus star for setting.
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Crime plot, slow at first, but second half good and next two rated higher. Short.
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