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Closure: Jack Randall #1 [Kindle Edition]

Randall Wood
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Book Description

When a prominent lawyer is shot while waiting at a suburban stop sign it sets off a nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer. Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself.

As more bodies fall the shooter takes his message to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn. From the desert of Nevada to the urban jungle of New York City, Jack and his team follow the trail of bodies and haunting messages left behind by the killer. With the pressure to find him mounting on Jack, the assassin’s crimes grow bolder, and his message more sinister and closer to home.

It becomes clear to Jack that in order to find the shooter, he may have to look inside his own past, and become the man he was years ago.

Randall Wood is the author of the forthcoming thriller Scarcity, as well as the previous novels Pestilence, and Closure. Before becoming a novelist Mr. Wood spent his years in several occupations ranging from Army paratrooper, to Teacher, to Flight Paramedic. Finding time between missions and 911 calls, he would pen short stories about his co-workers featuring the odd locations and strange situations they were called to. Never quite finding his niche, he eventually listened to the little voice in his head and devoted his time to writing full time.

He currently resides in Southwest Florida with his wife Jessica, their three children, one cat, and a soon to arrive but yet to be named Great Dane puppy.

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About the Author

Randall Wood is a former Army Paratrooper and Combat Medic. He currently works as a flight paramedic is southwest Florida. This is his first novel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1030 KB
  • Print Length: 449 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1938825039
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tension Bookworks; 2 edition (December 21, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ASCJP10
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,458 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling story but REALLY needs an editor June 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The plot of this book grabs you right from the start. However, I found reading it unenjoyable due to grammatical errors, awkward word choices, hard-to-parse sentence structures, and ambiguous pronoun references. Ultimately I stopped reading. This book seems to have a lot of potential, but it needs a professional editor.

Update: I was drawn back into this one and am really enjoying the story. Normally (as suggested above), I don't read books that are obviously unedited and full of errors -- I find the errors to detract significantly from my reading enjoyment. This one, however, is worth it, which speaks highly of the story and the non-technical aspects of the writing. The book is obviously well-researched and the plot is neatly woven together.

But I will reiterate that this book NEEDS an editor. There are awkward phrases, misused idioms, and huge numbers of cases where the wrong homonym was used (thus passing the spell-check will still being incorrect). The author managed to get sight/site wrong in both directions! With a good editor, this would be a really excellent book.

I received a free review copy of the ebook in exchange for my unbiased review.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little of Dexter July 24, 2010
By jstanzk
At first I thought this was just another vigilante story rip-off, but once I got into it it turned out to be anything but. While it has a little of Dexter in the plot, it quickly moves away from that and becomes a story of the broken justice system and one mans attempt to change it. The author likes to teach the reader and I learned about snipers and explosives and police procedures and emergency medicine the way I learned about submarines from Tom Clancy. Sometimes I thought the detail was a little too much as when he describes a character making a silencer for a pistol, but when I read it again I could see he left out enough to keep it safe. Another point was during the action ending when we stopped for some detail when the story was really rolling along! Grr. But only one page and it sets you up for the ending. The cover confused me until I realized who it was in the picture. Once I saw the blindfold and sword I realized it's the "Lady of Justice" shot on the steps of a courthouse, which makes sense when you read the story. All in all an excellent book, I hope he writes some more.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and well-written April 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
"Closure" proves to be a highly enjoyable story for anyone who enjoys FBI thrillers. The characters are all wonderfully developed throughout the book and not just through the authors short flashbacks, but through the way they interact with each other. The style of the writing, with quick changes from one character's point of view to another gives readers a true visualization of each scene and each perception. Whether it was the author's intent or not, I felt a little like a sniper surveying each scene because of the way the story was written. Two qualms: First, because there were great levels of detail in the book, some of the scenes tended to feel a little drawn out and slowed down the story. Secondly, there were quite a few errors with homonyms and misspellings in the eReader version. It didn't really detract from the story, but it was noticable to me. Other than that, this was a really enjoyable read with a thesis many readers could get behind.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review*
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Closure (Jack Randall) October 3, 2013
By Waldo P
Format:Kindle Edition
Another story of the broken justice system and one man's attempt to make things right and open people eyes to what happens when we release guilty people because of their status or money to buy their way out. What a good story line and keeps your interest throughout the complete book. I thought it was another sniper book that would be redundant but what a good surprise to find it had real depth through the whole book. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and would recommend it to everyone. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
I received this book for my honest opinion and hope there are more.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and Detailed from Beginning to End! February 28, 2013
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Closure is a wonderfully written book that keeps you hooked from the first page! The story flows very nice from chapter to chapter and maintains the reader's interest throughout the book; I always wanted to know what Jack and Sam were going to do next. Randall Wood has an amazing attention to detail that never leaves you confused. It is apparent that the author is very knowledgeable about his subject matter and that shows through in his writing and also his well thought out plots and character development. This book has something for everyone, you will not be disappointed!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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A massively good read. One of the best books I've read this year. I could not put it down and was sad when I finished it. I hope others discover this terrific offering by Jack Randall.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent?!! June 8, 2014
By Dunn
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I found this book very well written. It held my attention throughout. I found his knowledge of machine shop practice excellent, as I am a retired tool and die maker. I can't wait to read his other books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Reads ever!! June 8, 2014
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Engaging, wonderfully thought through. Great cast of characters with a great plot and wonderful story line. Also a GREAT Political take presented. I look forward to more from this author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Book
This book was a good read; predictable though with no surprises
Published 7 hours ago by Nancy M. Crane
5.0 out of 5 stars Well the style of NCIS meets Michael Connelly
Follow Jack Randall and his crew as they track a vigilante who is hell bent on righting the wrongs of the justice system. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Phbrowne
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!
Really enjoyed the characters and the fast paced narrative. I am looking forward to the next adventure with Jack and the gang! The author has a good thing going here!
Published 2 days ago by Mike Fawcett
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
I enjoyed this book. The story line was entertaining. I did think the details of the ambulance ride were a little too detailed and could have been cut down considerably and not... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Paula
5.0 out of 5 stars the uneducated poor, who wish to remain so
Society produced intolerance. This man is contributing to the elimination of some vulgar crime that we all know is so prevalent in todays world. Read more
Published 3 days ago by cutter
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down!
The pace starts and then you are off and running. Truly, I could not put this down until I was finished. Lost almost a entire night of sleep! Read more
Published 3 days ago by leahsunshine
5.0 out of 5 stars Wood writes a very detailed account of one mans insanity ...
Wood writes a very detailed account of one mans insanity or altruism? Sam was on a mission He used his skills to call attention to the fact in a just society there isn't... Read more
Published 3 days ago by norma freeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars
Excellent book. twist and turns that really kept my attention. Also, since I have been in the military, the bond felt real. Five stars
Published 4 days ago by Eddie Robets
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Suspenseful, entertaining, kept you wanting to read on.
Published 4 days ago by Katherine Connors
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding read!
This book is a page turner! The author is very clever in his writing style ...keeps you thinking! Great suspense! I'd read another book authored by Randall Wood.
Published 5 days ago by mombear
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More About the Author

Randall Wood is the author of the popular Jack Randall series of thrillers as well as several short stories surrounding the main characters.

He currently resides on the gulf coast of Florida with his wife and family. When not writing he can usually be found in the ocean or building something cool.

He welcomes readers and fellow writers to his website at were he promises not to speak of himself in the third person.

25 things about me;

1- I have over 200 more take-offs than I do landings. One tree landing (planned) and one water landing. (unplanned) Parachutes do NOT float.

2-I still own my first car, an 86 Monte Carlo SS, slightly augmented.

3-I wrote my first stories in junior high. My first novel in 2006.

4-Reading and sleeping are pretty much the same thing for me.

5-I'd rather burn the midnight oil than get up early.

6-I've run two marathons. One on a dare, the other for fun.

7-I own a 9mm automatic that's been to seven countries.

8-My IQ is 142. Or at least it was at one point.

9-I'm right handed and left eyed.

10-Someday I hope to retire on a sailboat.

11-My favorite coffee is a triple-grande'-white- mocha. I order it with a deep voice.

12-I own 14 swords, one of which is a light saber, green.

13-I like big dogs.

14-If I'm not writing I'm building stuff.

15-I don't wear hats unless I absolutely have to.

16-I'm a PC.

17-Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

18-I still play with Lego's.

19-I'm partially deaf on my right side...from blowing things up.

20-Fastest Rubik's cube time; 1 minute 34 seconds.

21-Most common report card statement; "Not working up to his full potential."

22-Second most common; "Constantly reads in class."

23-Once intubated and saved two dogs involved in a house fire.

24-I grew up on Heavy Metal hair bands.

25-Now that I can write and publish all I want, I doubt I'll ever retire.

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