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Open Carry

(Arliss Cutter #1)

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4.18  ·  Rating details ·  736 ratings  ·  105 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
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Kensington
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Matt
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
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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.
Chris Conley
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a good start to a new series. Arliss Cutter should prove to be an intriguing hero.
Will
SUBJECTIVE READER REVIEW WITH PLOT SPOILERS FOLLOWS:

I'd only heard of Marc Cameron as one of the ghost writers within the Tom Clancy Universe, and I read a couple of his novels under that umbrella and liked em well enough to take a chance on Marc Cameron in a 'not official cover' role--on his own in other words. 'Open Carry' is the first in the Arliss Cutter series, and Cutter's a Supervisory Deputy US Marshal who's fractured enough to like. Every time he thinks he's attracted to a woman, he
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Joyce
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
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Stanley McShane
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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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
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Abibliofob
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
Marilyn
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I debated between 3 and 4 stars for this one, so gave it the benefit of the doubt and gave it a 4 star. It is the first Marc Cameron book I have read and it came highly recommended. I love Alaska so that was a big plus. I quite liked the main character, Cutter, but was not really attached to any of the others. I found the first half of the book slow going. Thankfully the action picked up as the story progressed.
Yolanda
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
Holly Birkelien
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the storyline and the characters. Seemed a bit short, I felt slightly disappointed it was over already because I wanted to know what happened with Cutter, the main character. Hopefully this turns out to be a series where that character is more developed and readers are more satisfied.
Brian
Apr 24, 2019 rated it liked it
The first half of the book was very slow. The issue with the drug dealers was a real stretch for a plot and very unpleasant reading. The Alaskan portion (Prince of Wales Island) shows the artist knowledge of the state, impact of reality television, and interaction of federal and state. Once the characters and mystery (shows some of the author's propensity for thriller writing) the book moved steadily forward. The author should decide what type of author he wants to be, the mystery had few ...more
Joseph
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,
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Darth Dragonetti
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Open Carry is a 2019 publication by Marc Cameron. It is book one of the Arliss Cutter series.

Arliss Cutter, U.S. Marshal recently transplanted to Alaska from Florida, is put on the case of a murdered Alaskan native girl. Shortly thereafter, two members of a local reality television show go missing, their whereabouts unknown. Marshal Cutter must work to solve both cases, figure out if they're related, and survive the dangerous perpetrators.

There is a lot to like in Open Carry. I enjoy
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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
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Cheryl
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
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Maryellen
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 ...more
Cheryle
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very good new series. Set in Alaska.
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 swamplands, he honed his skills in the military, fought in the Middle East, and worked three field positions for Marshal Services. When it comes to tracking someone down—or taking
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Mark
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 ...more
Nancy
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Add a little Walt Longmire, a touch of Jonathan Stride, and a pinch of Leroy Jethro Gibbs and you have Arliss Cutter, the unforgettable protagonist in Marc Cameron’s newest series.

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter (a bit like Jonathan Stride) learned his skills, which are all numbered (a la Jethro Gibbs), from his grandfather and brings them to every assignment. This time he is headed to Alaska, with new partner Deputy Lola Fontaine, to bring back Hayden Starne a predator and
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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 ...more
Dan Smith
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter is a born tracker. Raised in the Florida swamplands, he honed his skills in the military, fought in the Middle East, and worked three field positions for Marshal Services. When it comes to tracking someone down—or taking someone out—Cutter’s the best. But his newest assignment is taking him out of his comfort zone to southeast Alaska. Cold, dark, uninhabited forests often shrouded in fog. And it’s the kind of case that makes his blood run cold . . . the shocking murder ...more
Shelley
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
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Cd Rodden
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-adventure
They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. On this book, I'd say you can't rely on the title to guess the story. Not sure who came up with "Open Carry" as a title but more importantly WHY? Not to get hung up on the tile, let me assure you that this a great story!

I'm a big fan of Jack Reacher but after so many, it seems repetitive. Same with all of Baldacci and Paterson books. So glad to have found a new author who can bring to life a badass that is lovable! Imagine an entire novel without
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KJ Roberts
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Derivative and Mildly Entertaining

"Open Carry" falls short in many ways. The character of Arliss Cutter is a sad amalgam of Leroy Jethro Gibbs of "NCIS" and a gravel-voiced Lance Henriksen, complete with a half-baked version of Gibbs' Rules, courtesy of the late Grandpa Grumpy. The psychologically wounded warrior scheme is also derivative and poorly fleshed out as is Cutter's cliche, unrealized love for Mim, his widowed sister-in-law. The richness of the Jericho Quinn books is missing here and
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Cindy
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New author for me. Saw the book on the new arrivals shelf at the library and after reading the description of the story line decided to give it a try. The author introduces a lot of characters into the story in the first 100 pages or so which made me wonder if I could keep them straight or not but things seemed to start making more sense after I continued reading further. The story flowed well after the 100 page mark and I didn't want to put it down. My favorite characters were Arliss Cutter and ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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 ...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
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