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Deadeye: A detective Jason Smith thriller

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When a man is shot dead in a park not far from where detective Jason Smith lives, Smith takes it personally. The man was killed in a precise and cold manner. Then, when another victim turns up - also killed with absolute precision, Smith realizes he's on the trail of a killer who will stop at nothing. Fighting against his team, Smith will have to dig harder than he's ever ...more
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Published February 29th 2020 by STILL Books
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Linda Strong
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Detective Jason Smith is not a huge team player ... he's a great cop and he clears all his cases. But he is uncontrollable at times and has anger issues. He has his own way of doing things .. with or without his supervisor's permission.

Jason is perplexed when a man is shot and killed in a park in broad daylight. So why are there no witnesses? And then another body shows up ...also killed with a gun ... and no witnesses.

It doesn't stop there. More bodies are found .... all shot and killed with
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Sarah
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't wait to read Deadeye which is book 12, and the latest, in the DS Jason Smith series. This author had my full attention yet again as Deadeye is another winner!

Jason Smith is out walking his dogs, Fred and Theakston, in his local Hove park. What could possibly go wrong?!

A shot rings out and screams are heard so Smith goes to see where the noise has come from and to find out what has happened.
A man has been shot in the forehead...
A case is opened and Smith and his team set out to
...more
booklover BEV
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
BOOK 12 IN THE JASON SMITH SERIES D.S Jason Smith is back once again and has a lot going on in his private life. Walking his dogs in Hove Park York when over by the lake screams are heard, the park is busy, a lot of people about, going straight over a man has been shot through the middle of his forehead its the size of a two pound coin lying on his back. Smith tries to get everyone away that isn't easy with two dogs and he calls in for help. Bridge and Yang Chu arrive with Webber the head of ...more
Carol
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I confess war related stories don't usually appeal to me, but this one is different. Its more to do with the knock on effect of the rivalry between soldiers when they return home to York from Afghanistan.

An ordinary sunny Friday afternoon at a crowded park in York and the first murder takes place. Charles Lincoln is shot by means of a specialist sniper rifle L96, same as the type used in conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. Three further murders, two of which are women, then ensue by means of the
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Amanda
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Stewart's work for a while now. He has written quite a few books now. I have read and reviewed a lot of his books but I still haven't managed to catch up with all of his work just yet. Although I have loved everything that he has written, I must admit that I do have something of a soft spot for Detective Sergeant Jason Smith for reasons which I will explain in a bit. 'Deadeye' is the latest book in the DS Jason Smith series and it's another corker. I thoroughly enjoyed ...more
Alyson Read
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book number twelve in the very popular series featuring DS Jason Smith, an Australian who now works in York alongside a great established team of detectives. Smith is minding his own business and giving some much needed exercise to the dogs (Theakston the Lazy Bull Terrier and Fred the Ugly Pug), something he has rather neglected since his wife DC Erica Whitton moved out to her parents taking 4 year old Laura with her, as a gunshot rings out across the crowded park. A man is felled, a ...more
LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
So this is the 12th in the DS Jason Smith series, while it probably can be read as a standalone, I would suggest to read at least the previous book Demons as a small part of the storyline carries over.

Deadeye is a fast paced read, with a bit of dark humour and a heart in your mouth ending.

Smith and his team are faced with one of their deadliest killers yet, a snipper apparently picking off members of the public at random.

I have to be honest I was furious with Smith in the last book but
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Donna Maguire
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I love this series and I have to say that I think Detective Jason Smith is probably my favourite fictional detective at the moment I love the wit that the author has given his character and it was great it this book, he has created a series that I would pick up without even reading the blurb!

This book involves the team having to crack a really tough case, and it was good!!! I like the curve balls that were thrown in to keep you guessing as to who the
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Diane
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great read in the Jason Smith series. Jason is still trying to win back his wife and daughter at the start of this book. Also he has a new DI who not only has Jasons promotion if he hadnt of lashed out but to make matters worse hes the nephew of his boss Smyth. As if this isnt enough to contend with he starts to suffer with crippling migraines and theres also a top marksman going around shooting people. A page turning read following Jason as he trys to cope with all these obstacles. A ...more
EILEEN
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OUTSTANDING!!

DEADEYE Throws a grisly perplexing mystery at you right from the start. Hair raising suspense and a diabolical plot keeps you riveted as the pages flying by.

DEADEYE IS A 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 MUST READ NOW!!
Misfits farm
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
DS Jason Smith has his hands full as there has been a murder in the local park. A man has been shot however from the damage caused and the accuracy of it, this isnt a normal gun. alternate chapters take us to Afghanistan several years beforehand where one of the men has just learnt he is to be a father. They take on the Taliban in a battle and his friend sees a sniper but does nothing and the father to be gets hit. Jason is still fighting his own battles still being separated from his wife and ...more
Alison
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
An assassin is picking off Yorks citizens from a distance and DS Smith is living alone with his dogs after making the biggest mistake of his life. The new DI has a suspect in custody however DS Smith thinks its the wrong person. Is Jason Smith right? And can he get his wife and child back?

Stewart Giles kept me on the edge of my seat yet again. Even when I suspected I knew who the villain was I couldnt identify him amongst the characters we had met at that stage. A good read with some unexpected
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Sandra Brown
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this one. Interesting topic, Smith learns some lessons, thoroughly recommended.
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After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live. After Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later. 3 years and 8 DS Smith ...more

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