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Soldier on the Porch

(Elizabeth Pepperhawk & Avivah Rosen Mystery #3)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  6 reviews
After a bomb destroys part of the Pisgah Mountain Veterans Administration Hospital, two bodies - one of them Avivah's former commander in Vietnam - are found in the ruins. If Avivah doesn't tell her story, more deaths will be on her conscience. ...more
Hardcover, 357 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Five Star (ME)
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Elizabeth Pepperhawk (known as Pepper) is now retired from the Army, and continuing her nursing career at the Pisgah Mountain Veterans Administration Hospital. One night one of the hospital's unused buildings is destroyed in an explosion. Two bodies are found in the rubble: a 90-year-old patient who liked to sneak out for a smoke, and Major Henry Campos, who was her friend Avivah's commander during her year in Vietnam. Avivah resigned her commission after coming home and still has nightmares and ...more
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another on the edge of my seat - reads.
Jun 30, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, read-in-2008
A likeable mystery involves vienam veterans at a VA hospital in North Carolina. Pepper, a nurse and Akivah, a security guard are friends. Pepper and Akivah live together in a house next door to which is an old Army buddy Benny, who lives with Lorraine and her two sons. There are a bunch of other characters who know Pepper and Akivah from prior books including Col. Darby Baxter, who is Pepper's boyfriend, and Cody, who is an old patient of Pepper.

At the outset of the book, a patient at the hospit
Jul 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, mysteries
Third in her series about Vietnam vets Elizabeth Pepperhawk and Avivah Rosen, SOLDIER ON THE PORCH finds Pepper and Avivah back in civilian life and working at a VA hospital in North Carolina. When an empty building blows up with a Spanish-American War vet inside, Avivah, underemployed as a security guard, is looking at the scene with a fire chief when they find another body -- and it's someone Avivah hoped never to see again, her CO in Vietnam.
SOLDIER ON THE PORCH is a very good book. The plot
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I've read this series more for the characters than the mystery. Not that the mystery is without interest, but the characters are intriguing. ...more
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I love this series. I love the three main characters and all of their satellite characters.
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Sharon is The Calgary Mystery Lady. Originally from the southern United States, she came to Canada a long time ago. As a child, she read adventure stories, science fiction, and mysteries, and knew more about bush pilots than she did about social graces. It took her a while to realize that the guys always got the best adventures and the best lines, a situation she set out to remedy by making up her ...more

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