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Misgivings (CSI: Miami, Book 5) (CSI: Miami #5)

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Christmas in Miami In what should be a time of goodwill to all the Miami-Dade Crime Lab finds that what appears to be the simplest of crimes hides darker motives. Who would want to kill Santa? Who would go to such lengths to conceal the identity of a victim that they would decapitate him and remove both his hands? And how does a simple convenience store robbery suddenly sp ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Pocket Star (first published November 23rd 2006)
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Dec 23, 2014 rated it liked it
This was like reading an I'd say it did what it likely set out to do.
Jul 25, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: myst-thrill
Interesting plots in this novel, and the author manages pretty well to juggle them as well as work in the fact that it's Christmas.

One plot was the death of Santa, a second, the assault in a convenience store and the third was a man whose head was blown off.

A usual the book takes after the series. Having each character, or a couple of characters take each mystery/case.

Here I especially liked how the FBI characters were used. I don't get why the FBI always seems to be portrayed as bordering on ei
Jennifer Wardrip
May 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Another great read, as always, in the CSI: MIAMI series.

In this book, there are actually three seprate storylines: one involving a Santicon gathering that turns deadly for one jolly St. Nick; one dealing with the discovery of a headless, handless corpse in the Everglades; and one dealing with a simple case of an attack at a convenience store that quickly turns into something much more strange.

This was a quick, fun read -- highly recommended!
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016, csi
Horatio Caine and the CSI: Miami team have three cases to solve around Christmas time. Cortez has a solid understanding of the characters he's dealing with, and you can almost imagine David Caruso and company saying on the screen their lines from this book. Fast-moving story, with a few twists. If you like the show, you'll like the book.
Apr 09, 2010 rated it liked it
this was an ok book but I can see why I was put of by the series. The characters are so obnoxious and strange-the me talking to the dead. The strangeness of the sentences. Horitio acting like the all knowing and his team acting like he is all knowing
Aug 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Love the show and loved the book.
Mar 01, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes CSI or solving puzzles.
Shelves: books-i-own, owned-nl
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Pseudonyms: Don DeBrandt & DD Barant

Donn Cortez is a pseudonym for Canadian author Don DeBrandt. Born in Saskatchewan, he currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to North America, his books have been published in Germany, France, Italy, and Russia. His influences include Spider Robinson and John D. MacDonald, among others.

He took a darker turn for The Closer, a hard-edged
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