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Open Carry

(Arliss Cutter #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  272 ratings  ·  54 reviews
“Cameron’s books are riveting page-turners.”
—Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Law enforcement veteran Marc Cameron brings an explosive authenticity to this powerful new U.S. Marshal series. Arliss Cutter is a hero for our times. And his hunt for justice cuts straight to the bone. . . .
U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter is a born tracker. Raised in the Florida
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Kensington
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Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Marc Cameron, and Kensington Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.

Established author Marc Cameron has branched out to create a new series, full of all the excitement his fans have come to expect, but with a few new twists to lure in more followers. Arliss Cutter is proud to work for the US Marshals, though being assigned to Alaska has come to be less exciting than he’d ho
Janet Newport
Thank you NetGalley and Kensington Books for this arc.

I really enjoyed this one. Non-stop action, multiple story lines, lots of interesting characters and a badass superman leading the way! Wonderful escapist reading, but now I'm too tired to make dinner. I do hope to see more of Arliss in the future.
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

The book opens with Millie Burkett, a Tlingit Indian girl running for her life through the woodsy forest. She is also the first murder victim…

In an exciting and action-packed first chapter, opening in Alaska, we have US Marshall Arliss Cutter and his team of DEA, Marshalls and Alaska police officers taking down a drug dealer named “Donut.” Wow! Arliss is new to Alaska; from his Florida home. So the town and most of his teammates are new to him. With his background in Afghanistan and the s
Virginia Williams
This new Alaska based series promises to be a humdinger! Arliss Cutter recently transferred from Florida to the Alaska U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force to be able to help his sister-in-law with his twin nephews and niece after the death of his brother. Arliss is smart, experienced, capable. He exudes competence and more than commands a situation.

This series is full of a number of well developed and delightful charismatic characters, most of which will pull engagement. In this narrative, a str
Cathy Geha
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Open Carry by Marc Cameron
Arliss Cutter #1

Last night when I finished this book I wrote to tell my sister I thought Arliss Cutter was perhaps an even better hero than Jack Reacher and in her return email to me my sister said that was high praise and she would definitely be on the lookout for it. Why did I like Arliss better? He seemed to be warmer and more caring though just as smart and lethal. Given an opportunity I can see liking him and wanting to get to know him better. I guess that is just
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marc Cameron has done it again. This is a great story told by someone who knows his stuff. The only thing missing is a motorcycle. This is the first book in a new series and it will be interesting to see where it will lead. Without telling to much I really liked the mystery of the person who tried on the druglords mistress wardrobe. Marc is great at descibing scenery and you can tell he's been there and done that. I must thank #netgalley and #kensington for giving me the opportunity to read this ...more
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love a good mystery and this was one for sure. It was fast paced and kept me interested till the end . The setting was almost like a character itself
Loved his writing style.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for letting me review this book
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marc Cameron, a native Texan, is a retired Chief Deputy US Marshal with over two decades in law enforcement. His assignments have taken him from rural Alaska to Manhattan, from Canada to Mexico and points in between. He has a second-degree black belt in jujitsu, and often teaches defensive tactics to other law enforcement agencies and civilian groups. He lives in Alaska with his wife and BMW motorcycle.

Marc Cameron is not the hero of the “Open Carry.” He’s the author. But the main character, Arl
Clif Bradley
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I don't do story reviews. If you want to know what the story is about, read the description.
If you like Marc Cameron then you will like this book. It has the familiar tropes seen in the Jericho Quinn series. The duty bound hero, the Pacific Islander voluptuous temptress/partner, the Alaskan themed and history lessons about native culture. All families ground and perhaps used too much again and again. But this is what we expect in a Marc Cameron story. The action and intrigue were set up very ni
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Grumpy's Man-Rule twenty—“ Let no guilty man go free.”

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter requested a move from Florida to Alaska to be near his brother's widow and children. The countryside is totally new to him but he's been in some form of law enforcement for years.

This first book in a new series by this author about Cutter takes him and a deputy U.S. Marshal under his supervision to Prince of Wales Island - a large island sitting on the Inside Passage across from Ketchikan and Wran
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
As a fan of author Cameron's Jericho Quinn series, I was pleased to receive this first book in a new series from NetGalley for review. Like the author himself, Arliss Cutter is a US Marshal and recently deployed to a new position in Alaska. On the hunt for a fugitive predator he and junior Marshall, Lola Fontaine find themselves caught up with local law enforcement in the search for a missing native girl followed quickly by the disappearance of a reality TV producer and her cameraman from what a ...more
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've enjoyed Marc Cameron's forays into the Tom Clancy world and found him to be an excellent "legacy author' for that genre...I also enjoy his Jericho Quinn series, so when I saw this on the "new shelf," at my local library, I picked it up without any hesitation...Cameron just has that knack of pulling me into the lives of his protagonists as well as the supporting cast, like a soap opera...This a 1st of a series, featuring a US Marshall, relocated from Florida to Alaska to be near his late bro ...more
Doug Yonce
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great start to what I hope will be a wonderful new series. Arliss Cutter is a US Marshal who has moved home to Alaska for a number of reasons which were introduced in this book and no doubt will be developed even more in future installments. Cutter is a "man's man" who lives by the man rules he learned from "Grumpy" (his grandfather.) Those rules shape his character and direct his actions to fight for the weak, the hurt, and the mistreated while making sure the bad guys feel the wrath they deser ...more
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm going with a 4, though if based on the middle of the book, it'd be a 3.

This is a series with promise. I like the main character Arliss Cutter, I look forward to more about him. But in this book, there were maybe too many strong characters and plot lines.

I did enjoy Cutter's "Grumpy's rules" which he shares with his nephews. Grumpy was Cutter's grandpa who raised him. Interesting also that Cutter ended up in Alaska after spending time in the miitary in Afghanistan, then as a lawman in Florid
LInda L
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Arliss Cutter and hope to love him for many more books. This was a great mystery/thriller, which I could NOT put down for more than 10 minutes. I love reading about Alaska and even though there was some stuff I could have done without, I still loved it. OK -- could have done without the diving stuff. Again -- claustrophobia. Also, there was too much torture to suit me. Getting beaten up is one form of cruelty -- burning someone with a cigar is beyond my understanding. And yes, I know it h ...more
Mojo Shivers
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the drop I found the book engaging. Cutter is a well-formed main character, cut from a different cloth than the usual Superman lone wolves you find in books like this. He’s well-trained, but his being the boss of a team compromised of regular deputies, U.S. Marshalls, and Fish & Wildlife agents make this a different beast altogether.

All the main plots were interesting. I was having a devil of a time trying to see how they’d intersect, but once they did it was impressive. This makes a gr
Mike Kennedy
I debated a two star for this book, the last 50 pages brought it up to a three star. They were filled with a lot of good action. I found the book dragged at times. The setting of Alaska was a good one and I found it a nice addition to the story. I didn’t mind the main character Cutter, but some of the other characters we kind of annoying. I also wasn’t a big fan of him constant referring to his grandpa “grumpy” and all his sayings and rules. There was enough there, that if a second book in the s ...more
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Us Marshall Arliss Cutter has transferred to Alaska to help his sister-in-law. He and his partner, Lola Fontanel go up north to bring back a fugitive. The case becomes more than they planned. There are a number of murders happening and trying to find who is responsible is not easy. The story gives you a taste of the weather and the beauty of the country. A TV show "Fishwives" has involved the locals and that has caused some problems among the locals. Can an outsider figure it all out? This is th ...more
Rich Bedgood
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Arliss Cutter is a bad-ass, but one with a personality and identity that can connect with most readers. So many issues with his past are woven into the fabric of this great story, yet as a good author should so many details surrounding those issues are left to be shared and brought in. Hints were given...I look forward to following the evolution of this character in future books...Jacques is still my favorite Cameron character, but Arliss with a little more development and understanding of him c ...more
Kathleen Gray
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
A nice start to a new series. Cameron has clearly brought his own expertise in to create Arliss Cutter, the sort of hero who looms large. A Florida native, he might seem a fish out of water in Alaska but not for long. He's quickly into a complicated case involving narcos, murder, a reality tv show, and other things. If I have a quibble it's that there's just one thing too much in the plot line. This is well written and a page turner. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. Looking forward to the next o ...more
Craig Wakefield
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first appearance of Arliss Cutter to print and what a first appearance it is. Coming with heavy baggage, skills that come from living a life of outdoors, a military background plus skills that come from being a part of the U.S. Marshall's office. Set in Alaska it mixes drug kingpins, assassins, the aura of storms and the outdoors of Alaska, plus the good guys. A good start to a new series.
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Started slow but sped up

When I first started this book, the setup of all the characters and predicaments of each of them was a tad slow. Once I settled into it, though, and everything started moving and situations were being resolved, I didn’t want to stop until I finished. Good plot and lots of interesting people. Arlie’s Cutter is a tough dude and one you want on your side.
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this new series by Marc Cameron. Being a new series there is not much development of the characters and their histories. I am looking forward to reading the next ones to find out more!

Marc is writing this time about U S Marshals. Tough people and in the unforgiving landscape of Alaska. Good read !
Daphne Cochran
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book for my honest opinion.
I loved this book. I was drawn in from the first page and could not put it down. This book was very descriptive and it was like you were there in Alaska with Arliss Cutter searching for the murderer. Great characters and setting, fast moving plot and just a really great read.
James Winchell
I wanted to give it 3.5 Stars. The story in it self was okay. The suspense was good but it dropped off and ended with very little excitement. Marc did a great job with putting you into Alaska with his description of the area. Still disappointed with knowing how good Marc Cameron is with writing the Jack Ryan series.
Diane Griffin
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Arliss Cutter

I was concerned when we veered from Jericho Quinn to a new guy. But, as always, Marc Cameron does not disappoint! I really enjoyed meeting Arliss Cutter and re-visiting Alaska. Thrilled to not only have Jericho Quinn’s adventures to enjoy but also Arliss Cutter. Absolutely love Marc Cameron’s books, all of them.
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a 5Star read! Open Carry portrays what it’s like to be a US Marshall, it is steeped in realism and authenticity because the author, Marc Cameron was a US Marshall for decades! Marc can really spin a yarn and I look forward with great anticipation to his next work. Well done!
Adam Ferguson
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good book, realistic and engaging throughout. I believe the climax was rushed a little. The final confrontation between the main Character and the protagonist left a lot to be desired in my option. Hopefully there will be another book with Arliss Cutter, He was a relatable and like-able character.
kathie roberts
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Keeps you turning the page...

Excellent vacation read. The characters are very interesting and the plot twists keep you guessing. I really like Cutter and Lola and look forward to the next book.
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book. It did take me a little while to understand what was going on. It’s a bit confusing since not everything is related but you are led to believe it is and the law enforcement thinks that too. Would like to see more books following these same characters.
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A native of Texas, Marc Cameron is a retired Chief Deputy US Marshal who spent nearly thirty years in law enforcement. His assignments have taken him from rural Alaska to Manhattan, from Canada to Mexico and points in between. A second degree black belt in jujitsu, he often teaches defensive tactics to other law enforcement agencies and civilian groups. Cameron lives in Alaska with his wife and BM ...more