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Yellow Bird (Charlie "Doc" Adams Mystery #7)

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A Doc Adams Mystery.
Doc's old medical school chum and one-time drinking buddy, Jonathan Randolph, calls up one cold January night to invite Doc to pay him a visit on Cape Cod. Not long after the awkward reunion, Doc's presence is once again requested -- at an autopsy. A man has been found shot to death next door to where Doc and Jonathan met. Doc immediately recognizes the
Mass Market Paperback, 45 pages
Published July 20th 1992 by Fawcett (first published 1991)
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May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
#7 in the Doc Adams series.

Doc Adams series - Bay Area oral surgeon Dr. Charlie Adams's case spirals outward from a telltale bang during a visit to unlikable old school chum Jonathan Randolph on the Cape. What that shot leads to is Doc's amazed identification of a John Doe found in political hopeful Northrop Chesterton's closed-up house (next door to Randolph's) as another old acquaintance, George Brenner. Why did the killer deliberately arrange to have Doc and his wife Mary on hand to witness t
Jill Manske
Aug 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Where to start in reviewing this disappointing book? I'd never read a book by Boyer before, and am very unlikely to pick up another one. The plot and dialog are right out of a "B" movie script. The conversations between characters are often stilted, with more formal language than normal people use (unless giving a speech). The plot and storyline are just plain ridiculous. I kept hoping the book would improve. But, no such luck. It's definitely not worth reading and certainly not worth purchasing ...more
Marilyn Shapiro
Dec 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Yellow Bird is being considered by critics as the Iraqui War's equivalent to All Quiet on the Western Front. Two young men become friends when both join the army and are shipped to Afghanistan. Brutal at times, but a very beautifully written story of what our servicemen are experiencing while in Iraq/Afghanistan and when they return home. One of New York Times' 10 Best for 2012.
Kim Gates
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Gruesome reality of our boys during the Iraq War.
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Read this book. So beautiful, brave and heartbreaking. Thank you Mr Boyer
Jul 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing
This has to be my favorite -- probably because I got to read it before it was published. Darn it, Rick... get back to writing about Doc!
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A pseudonym used by Richard L Boyer.

* Charlie "Doc" Adams Mystery

Edgar Award
◊ Best Novel (1983): Billingsgate Shoal
More about Rick Boyer...

Other Books in the Series

Charlie "Doc" Adams Mystery (9 books)
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  • Gone to Earth
  • Pirate Trade
  • The Man Who Whispered (Doc Adams Mysteries)

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