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The Kill Sign

(Jamie Sinclair #4)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  163 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Security specialist and PI Jamie Sinclair finds herself in deadly waters off the steamy Gulf Coast in this combustible thriller from the award-winning author of The Kill Box.

Never in her life has Jamie Sinclair anticipated a weekend getaway more. After four months apart, she’s flying to Mississippi to see her would-be boyfriend, military police officer Adam Barrett. Barre
Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published December 6th 2016 by Alibi
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Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jamie Sinclair left behind her life as a PI to now work as an analyst for the military. She is visiting Barrett, an officer who has been assigned to desk duty for defying orders to assist Jamie in a previous story. While out for a romantic evening together a bomb goes off on the Riverboat where they are attending a party. Jamie knows the man responsible for the bomb and now they need to find out if the is an act of terrorism or something more. Great read. I would like to thank the Publisher and ...more
This is the fourth book in this brilliant series, all of which feature the Private Investigator, Jamie Sinclair. In this story, she’s really looking forward to spending the first weekend in four months with military police officer, Adam Barrett in the town where she first trained to be a PI. She’s anticipating a relaxing reunion, but that all changes when she spots someone from one of her first cases. She later recognises him as the person who had been carrying a dirty bomb which explodes on the ...more
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Generally speaking, I'm a start-at-the-beginning kind of reader when it comes to books in a series. So when I was offered a chance to read an advance copy of this one (the fourth in a series featuring security specialist and private investigator Jamie Sinclair) in exchange for an honest review, I hesitated - but only for a moment. Simply put, the description just sounded too intriguing to pass it up.

And happy to say, I made a good decision. I still stand by my general advice that it's better to
Debbie Oxier
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another winner from this author!

I really enjoy the Jamie Sinclair stories. She's gritty, she's tough, and the word "quit" isn't in her vocabulary. When she gets a hold of a case she sinks her teeth into it like a dog with a bone. In this story, Jamie heads south for a weekend getaway with her military boyfriend Barrett. However, before they get the chance to spend time together, she's embroiled in a case. And it appears her mentor, Ray, the man who'd taught her everything she knows about being a
Sarah Joint
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I didn't realize this was part of a series when I requested it, so this is my first Jamie Sinclair book. I think I would have benefited from starting at the beginning but I could still follow along fairly well.

PI Jamie Sinclair is supposed to be on a romantic getaway. She's come to her old town in Mississippi to see her boyfriend for the first time in months. He's stationed there, and they plan to make the most of the brief time he has off. But first, they must attend the "mandatory fun" that i
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a great read. It definitely held my attention as I was not able to put it down. A dirty bomb set off on a cruise boat where 41 people died set the main characters off to find out who did it and why. Was it a terrorist attack or something else?

This leads to a huge "private" casino where one can get anything they want. However, you better be careful because those wants could come back to haunt you.

I thoroughly recommend this one. It takes off from the start and doesn't stop until the end.
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“The Kill Sign” eases you gently into the story but leaves you breathless at the end. The action in this one gets more intense the further you go. I was exhausted by the end. Jamie Sinclair is one of those female characters that I love. She can be gentle and caring with those she loves without sacrificing the toughness she needs for her job as a private detective turned security consultant. She needs all of her skills for this one. A nuclear bomb has exploded on a riverboat casino in Mississippi ...more
Jay Williams
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again Jamie Sinclair is the hypotenuse in a love triangle with her soldier sweetheart and a hunk from the DEA. The story has all the local color and intrigue a reader could wish, coupled with suspense and action. Aspiring writers should study this book as an example of how to get it right: a perfect level of detail, a growing sense of foreboding, an occasional red herring, and on-going action to keep the pages turning and the heart pounding. This book is worthy of more than one read, and wi ...more
This was a really good story that; had I had the uninterrupted time, could quite easily read in one sitting (yes, I found it to be that good). I have read the previous books in this series; but, I don`t think that you would need to read the earlier ones first.
In my opinion, the author writes very well, the characters are believable, it has action, and the story flows well.
I received an uncorrected proof, in e-book format, from the publisher, for an honest review.
May 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Alibi and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of The Kill Sign. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.

Jamie Sinclair has not looked forward to a weekend away more, especially considering the nostalgia of going home to where she got her start as a private investigator. Jamie hopes for perfect reunions with Adam Barrett, as well as her old mentor, Ray Walther, and his pregnant wife, Corinne, are soon dashed when a violent attack on a riverboat packe
Jordana Bastos
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Spoilers. Spoilers Everywhere.

I really don't know why I had kept on going with this series. I should have stopped on the first one. It only went down hill from there. I hate love triangles with a passion. And that's what we had since the beginning. And what's even worse is that there's no romance at all. She's going to sleep with one and they are interrupted and then she's going to sleep with the other one and they are interrupted again!!! Woman, chose one already, it's the 4th book for the lov
Elite Group
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Gung-ho private eye, Jaime Sinclair.

When Jaime goes to Mississippi intending to have a romantic weekend, things don’t quite turn out as she had planned. On their first evening out aboard the floating casino ‘Lady Luck’ Jaime and Lieutenant Colonel Adam Barrett are caught in an explosion that kills forty-one people. This leads to a manhunt for the bomber with Jaime managing to stay one step ahead of the NSA due to information from her old cases that she worked on working for her previous boss Ray
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed each of these books more than the last. I think I have hit the tipping point where they are now on my "must read" list. This book is a convoluted story where we can't be sure who is guilty and why. Christoff does a great job of keeping us guessing with misdirection. I have finally gotten used to the romance being stuck in the middle of my mystery book, which is present in all four books.

Funny and somewhat frustrating ending. But really looking forward to the next one.

There are s
I found parts of this book funny, but it probably shouldn't have. I'm amused when it seems like Barrett and Jamie are finally moving forward with their relationship but something happens and they are one again at odds. At some point wouldn't both of them realize that maybe it's not meant to be for them? I also find it funny that Marc showed back up. This time around Marc was very bold in his pursuit of Jamie and almost succeeded. At this point, I'm rooting for Marc.

The drama with the explosion s
Beth Peninger
Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Jamie Sinclair is back to her roots - where her roots as a private eye began. Anxious for a weekend away with her...boyfriend?...she gets about 2 minutes of normality before something happens to upset her weekend plans. The boat she's on explodes. And from that moment on the search is on to answer the 5 w's - who, what, when, where, and most importantly why. Her mentor is helping her although not really - he seems a little checked out and that's got Jamie concerned. Between her mentor, her maybe ...more
Carol Keen
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Boom! What was suppose to be a dinner is now an explosion on a boat. Jamie was there because she had to be, but now, that probably bomber seems awfully familiar. He was part of a prior case, wasn't he? Life isn't dull for this security specialist. Set in Mississippi, the action stayed paced at a brisk speed and didn't let up often at all. The love triangle, decision worked out well for the plot too. I found this a reasonably interesting book to read.

My copy came from Net Galley. I have left a r
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a real page turner. I could not put it down. It has suspense, adventure, romance and will keep your interest. The heroine is a feminine Dirk Pitt (Clive Cussler). I really like the fact that a woman is the main character and is a strong influence.

The plot and the characters are well developed. There are a lot of twists and turns to keep you guessing. I highly recommend this book.
Brenda Freeman
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Two men to choose from, but Jaime's focus is in finding the person behind the dirty bomb that blew up the Lady Luck Riverboat. All the signs point in one direction, but each clue heads her in a different direction. Forgot how much I enjoyed this series. Time to catch up. ...more
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the 4th book in the series and I think this is the first time I have given one of the books 4 stars. I think that Christoff has tightened up her writing and some of my complaints about repetitive descriptions--primarily Jamie's "square-framed glasses" and Adam's "boxer's build" have been toned down. Although there were multiple mentions of eyeglasses, I think "square-framed" only came up 3 times (yes, I counted) and I only caught one "boxer" reference Adam's body shape. Picky, I am but i ...more
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, fiction
Adventure number 4. Really enjoying this series. But I think that's all she wrote. Will have to wait for the next chapter. As usual lots of adventure and close calls. ...more
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

The Kill Sign, the fourth installment in Nichole Christoff's Jamie Sinclair series, is a spellbinding mystery about an investigation into a deadly explosion on a riverboat.

Jamie Sinclair is looking forward to her weekend getaway with Lt. Colonel Adam Barrett, who is now stationed at Ft. Donovan, Mississippi. Returning to the base where she lived many years ago with her now ex-husband stirs up a bittersweet mix of memories about her failed marriage and her unexpected career path as a pr
Anne Robinson
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good, fast paced thriller with romance thrown in, although that part was mildly irritating. Just get on with it woman! Would read more by this author, as I borrowed this as an ebook via the public library. Don't think her books are available in the UK, but will check. Would rather borrow than buy. ...more
Thank you Alibi / Random House via NetGalley for the free Kindle e-book The Kill Sign: Jamie Sinclair #4. Written by Nichole Christoff.

I read this off and on all night. (In the library world, we call that partying). This morning I refused to get out of bed until I finished The Kill Sign: Jamie Sinclair #4. They may have heard me cry, "NOOO"all the way in Mississippi at the end.

Well written, fourth in a series that stood at attention, all alone. The characters are believable.

Until I started
Dan Curnutt
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nichole Christoff gives us another excellent adventure with her Private Investigator Jaime Sinclair. The story develops characters from Jaime's past, her previous mentor and her best friend. Both characters give us background information on Sinclair that we kind of lacked from other novels. They give details about her training and her abilities and the raw natural instinct that makes her a great investigator.

We have further developments in Sinclair's relational triangle with her Military cop boy
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am always excited when a new book in this series comes out since I adore Jamie and her intrepid action oriented ways. She goes after what is right regardless, and she is always all in. She starts out this book arriving to spend a romantic weekend with Barrett after months apart. As is typical for when this couple tries to get beyond first base, all manner of chaos erupts starting with a bomb. They manage to avoid injuries, but can't avoid the fallout. Barrett gets pulled into the official inve ...more
Margaret Tidwell
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

The Kill Sign by Nichole Christoff was a good book. I took a few chapters for me to get into the book but I am glad that I stuck with it because in the end, I did end up enjoying the story. This is the fourth book in the Jamie Sinclair series and the first one that I have read. That being said
P Bernhardt
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jamie Sinclair is back in Mississippi where her life as a detective began. Her adventure this trip will involve two men of action who are chasing her heart and several bad guys who like to kill people and break things. One of her gentlemen is a soldier, an officer, who is serving out duty in a penalty box for being a hero but not following Army regulations. Her other beau is a DEA agent who almost always seems to be in the right place at the right time to bail her out of trouble. Adventures abou ...more
John Johnstone
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jamie Sinclair is visiting in Mississippi where she has a new boyfriend who is stationed at Fort Donovan. Adam Barrett is a Colonel in the military police and on a temporary posting. Intent on a romantic night out they attend a function on a paddle steamer which is attacked by bombers killing and maiming many servicemen on board. Jamie recognises a couple of people on the steamer, could they be involved, or do you believe your instincts and assume extremist terrorists are to blame. Jamie needs t ...more
Linda Quick
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book!!! A fast paced thriller filled with almost non stop action. Jamie Sinclair is a security specialist that flies to Mississippi to have a romantic weekend with her boyfriend, Adam. He's a military man serving his "penance" is Mississippi as punishment for going AWOL to help Jamie in a previous case. Before Jamie and Adam even get to enjoy day one of their weekend, explosive events thrust them into a mystery. Adam is investigating on behalf of the Army and Jamie just can't let go o ...more
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An investigation that is high tension, high stakes and whose main characters have high moral standards make this one excellent book.

Jamie Sinclair is eager to get to Fort Donovan, Mississippi. It's been a long four months away from Lt. Colonel Adam Barrett.

We learn more of Jamie's upbringing as the daughter then wife of high ranking military personnel which has established her need to prove she can look after herself without being tied to a permanent relationship.

Racing against time to find Eddi
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Nichole Christoff is a writer, broadcaster, and military spouse who owes Jane Austen, James Thurber, and Raymond Chandler for her taste in fiction.

She's also the award-winning author of the 6-book Jamie Sinclair series, including The Kill Shot, a Daphne du Maurier Award Finalist, and The Kill Box, a Library Journal "Best Books 2015" pick.

When Nichole isn't at her desk working on her latest novel o

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