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Closure: Jack Randall #1 [Kindle Edition]

Randall Wood
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Book Description

****Pestilence (Jack Randall #2) is on sale for $.99 August 17-23****

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 Popular Jack Randall series. 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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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,027 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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46 of 47 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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17 of 18 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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14 of 15 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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7 of 7 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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3 of 3 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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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 i never review books June 7, 2014
By Cait
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
But, I had to for this one. I will be reading more of this author. I suggest you do as well.
I can rarely lose myself in a book anymore, this one was an exception to that.
I found myself rooting for the both sides, and wishing they could work together against the real bad guys.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Tera
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
At first I didn't like the character jumping- it happened so quickly it was hard to figure out who I should be growing to like. A couple chapters in, I really enjoyed the flow. I liked seeing things from so many views. I enjoyed the chase. I liked the twists. Fun read, hard to put down!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 7 hours ago by gene haas
3.0 out of 5 stars Closure
The plot was strong although you could see the end before you got there. The lengthy description of how the firearms were altered and set up was boring to me because I don't know... Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Dr. Janice Clay
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
I hope that this book does wake people up to what's happening around them. I will definitely encourage everyone I know to read this book. Read more
Published 12 hours ago by Elaine
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Fast paced, exciting, interesting characters. I was rooting for Sam all the way. Hope to read more of Jacks adventures.
Published 2 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Serial Killer or Hero??
Imagine a serial killer who starts getting a public fan club. Jack Randall is up against this killer who is issued a personal challenge to Jack that pits him against his own... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Norm
3.0 out of 5 stars good But
A good read just gives too much information at times so that my mind wanders or I speed read the redundant
Published 2 days ago by Bart A. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book real page turner
Published 3 days ago by Kathie Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept
the author had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. not sure if the young computer wiz could really be integrated into the quest as written but I'll accept it as a... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Tom Buehler
5.0 out of 5 stars riveting
A very entering book. Kept the attention good story line and cant rember any. gross words. Thank you very much
Published 3 days ago by lanae
4.0 out of 5 stars a very good read.
If you enjoy drama this is a great example. The author obviously researched hid details and kept. E consistently involved with the characters as well as the story line. Read more
Published 3 days ago by AquaEyes
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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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