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Horsemen by Stewart Giles
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bookshelves: read-in-2018

DS Jason Smith is burnt out. He desperately wants some time away from murder and crime, his supervisor, everything. His boss says he can have 2 weeks ... BUT .. he must first solve the problem of the armed robbers who seem to really like the McDonald's restaurants. So far they've hit five stores in the last week.

Smith is a smart detective and finds the mastermind, earning the praise of the police and the owner of the McDonald's franchises .... Jimmy Phoenix.

Smith is finally on his way to a small village a few hours away. He's thinking of long walks, country air, and no phone connections.

However, it's not quite as peaceful as he thought, as police bang on his door and ultimately charge him with murder. The victim was last seen having a few drinks in the bar with Jason. She also happens to be the daughter of Jimmy Phoenix.

This is the first murder in this village, and inept doesn't even cover it ... more like Keystone Kops. The victim's boyfriend is the son of a very wealthy, powerful man who incidentally owns pretty much the entire village .. including the police.

And it only gets worse when Jimmy Phoenix begs Jason to stay and find the person or people responsible for the death of his daughter.

And that's not the last death that Jason will have the unfortunate business of seeing....

This is another exciting adventure for Jason and his colleagues. It's a fast romp through the world of horses and horsemen. It's a brutal cut-throat business where secrets remain hidden and everyone lies. Jason certainly has his hands full this time.

Jason is a terrific series character. He comes with some baggage, and a history of death and violence. As a cop, he's methodical and relies on his gut feelings which haven't let him down yet.

Although 7th in the series, this one does well as a stand alone, but I highly recommend starting at the beginning to pick up all those gems you might miss otherwise.

Many thanks to the author / Joffe Books / Books n All Promotions / JIll Burkenshaw for the digital copy of this crime fiction. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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Reading Progress

June 1, 2018 – Shelved
June 1, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
October 21, 2018 – Started Reading
October 22, 2018 – Finished Reading
October 23, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018

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