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Deadly Consequences (Sam Black Suspense Novella Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lori Gordon
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Sam Black series of suspense novels feature the detectives of the fictional major crimes unit working out of 18th Precinct… the Gold Coast...where the rich and fabulous live...and die.
Nothing good ever happens on Saturday nights. Not in a city the size of Chicago, and not for the detectives of the 18th Precinct. Detective Sam Black and partner Alec Winters respond to a chilling call. A dead body’s been discovered near the lagoon in Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the city’s largest tourist attractions. The Superintendent of police and Mayor are screaming for a quick resolution before the media creates a frenzy.
Sharp twists and unexpected turns force the detectives to put personal animosity aside when another girl goes missing. With the suspect pool quickly eroding, Sam follows a hunch that leads her to the killer’s lair and brings her face to face with a mad man determined to make her his next victim.

Product Details

  • File Size: 354 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1617521485
  • Publisher: Lori Gordon; 1 edition (October 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009PVRB0M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #592,853 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action Packed October 25, 2012
By Diane
Format:Kindle Edition
Detective Sam Black is a winner in Deadly Consequences even though crusty Lombardo is around. A novella which is fast paced with plenty of murders that take place near a zoo. Have to say this book kept me engaged throughout. If you like suspense this is definitely worth a read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An great short story October 24, 2012
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This is a  girl detective "who done it" short story but oh, so many body parts.  Fast paced, great read.  I'll make it a point to look for another Lori Gordon book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Thriller is a Must Read!!! October 28, 2012
By kg
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I read the book in 2 days because I couldn't put it down... I loved how as the story idea of who was the UNSUB changed with it.. and in the end I was so totally surprised... The Author describes her characters so well that you truly do not like the rotten guy... and you really like the good ones.. looking forward to more reads from this Author Lori Gordon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch Suspense November 3, 2012
By Knight
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A gripping read. Well developed, fleshed out characters and a plot that kept me guessing. A fast paced story that pulled me in from the start. From the back page excerpt, I discovered that D.C. introduced a great set of continuing new characters, the detectives of the 18th Precient. If this book is the first in a series, color me hooked. Each character has layers and I suspect back stories that will unfold as we get to know them better. From Sam Black, lead detective and lone female dick, to old school, back stabbing Lombardo, I felt like I knew the characters by the end. The murders are gruesome, but there's realism in that the killings aren't sugar coated.
All in all a great read, only complaint, the book was too short, kept me wanting more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Real Page-Turner! March 17, 2013
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A woman's leg, amputated with a saw, has been discovered in Chicago's Lincoln Park and it's up to Sam Black and Chicago's finest to find out who the murderer is before another body is discovered. That's the beginning of Lori Gordon's suspense thriller, Deadly Consequences as she takes the reader on a race against time to find the murderer. Sam Black is cool and poised under pressure as she tries to locate the murderer while dealing with a veteran detective who doesn't think she has what it takes to solve a crime of this magnitude.

From there it's nonstop as Black and other detectives work the crime scene looking for all the right clues that will help them solve the case. If you like your reading tight, action-packed, and fast-paced, you're going to enjoy Deadly Consequences.

You won't be able to put it down once you start.

Jeffrey Miller,
Ice Cream Headache
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Body parts, murders, suspects--Oh my! November 27, 2012
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The novella has the perfect and unique set-up: amputated limbs discovered at the zoo. I knew from the first percent the author had good story-telling ability, and I wanted to know what would happen next.

I liked Sam, the female lead detective, who would pop Hershey kisses any chance she got (like breath mints). For the most part she was hard-edged and tough, yet there were moments of vulnerability interspersed. I believe the author was going for a credible edge with this, but sometimes it seemed like Sam was a little too "touchy" and moved to tear up rather easily (personal opinion). This might have had more belonging if it were a full-length novel and we got to know her "inner workings" even better.

Yet, with this said, Sam had lost her sister to murder (which still remains a cold case and served as the motivation for Sam to become a cop), and made these murders touch closer to home. With the victims being women, I suppose it did make it personal for Sam...It just seemed like there was more mention of emotion during the reading of the book than felt natural for a tough cop.

Sam uses her background training in criminal profiling, but I found at times it was like "this is our guy", "oh, no it isn't". Again, that is just a personal observation as well.

All in all, though, an enjoyable read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful November 1, 2012
By kbKB
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Wonderful, suspensful, keeps you thinking. Cannot wait to continue reading the series (in reverse). Perfect beach, bus, bench, anywhere reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Deadly consequences June 9, 2013
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Good read. Lots of quick thinking done and in such a short while. Just amazes me how she goes from one state of mind to another.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Great title, but didn't care for the book
I liked the title, which is what drew me to the book. But I didn't care for the writing style and felt the author
rushed into the story without a good introduction to the... Read more
Published on February 27, 2013 by Judith Murphy
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a Bad Read
This wasn't the worst story I have ever read, it kept me interested. However, the misuse of apostrophes was quite distracting.
Published on February 19, 2013 by Wilhelmina C. Ostag
4.0 out of 5 stars great read
a very enjoyable story for a holiday reading. I could not not put it down has to finish same day
Published on February 18, 2013 by melissa hilliard
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my best "read"
I was not familiar to the Sam Black novels. I want a little more substance to my novels. I don't think I will purchase another novel in this series.
Published on January 15, 2013 by Mare
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, thrillers or investigative stories. I can't give away the storyline, but a must read.
Published on January 13, 2013 by Windsong Vance Probst
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps you wanting to keep reading.
I am still reading this book but its difficult to put down to do other things. I highly recommend it.
Published on December 25, 2012 by Opie
4.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Consequences
First Sam Black book I've read, interesting to have a female dick kicking ass and taking names. I'll buy more
Published on December 21, 2012 by Harold J. Vandover
5.0 out of 5 stars WAS SORRY WHEN FINISHED
It was an awesome book. Could not stop reading it. Very good story had me checking my windows and doors. Much better than the 2nd one.
Published on December 6, 2012 by Fred
3.0 out of 5 stars Not interesting
The book starts with body parts found in a zoo. In the first part of it most of the story is about the bad relationship between Sam and her colleague Leonardo. Read more
Published on December 4, 2012 by Sofia
3.0 out of 5 stars Sam Black
It was good, but it was to similar to other books. I don't like her lack of confidence. I expected more.
Published on November 29, 2012 by Doreane Moon
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