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The Depth of Darkness (Mitch Tanner Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

L.T. Ryan
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Detective Mitch Tanner's life hangs in the balance. He clings to the daughter in his care. He agonizes over the disappearance of his son and estranged wife. Twelve months has yet to turn up a solid lead.

While investigating the apparent accidental death of Dusty Anne Miller, Mitch and his partner Sam Foster find themselves in the middle of a fiendish plan that strikes too close to home. Running out of time, he plummets into the depths of darkness. And from there, he vows to bring the masterminds down, no matter the consequences.

The Depth of Darkness is a dark, fast-paced suspense thriller featuring L.T. Ryan's new dark hero, Mitch Tanner. Once you start toward the darkness, you can't turn back.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1792 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492218979
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EO6K4QQ
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,776 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting New Character and Series August 24, 2013
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I read a wide variety of ebooks, from both well known and indie authors, in almost every genre (other than romance), and this is as good a read as anything I have read lately.

This book presents a new character (Mitch Tanner) that I look forward to reading more about. The story line has some interesting twists that you don't see coming (and a couple you do) that made it suspenseful and kept my interest. Generally speaking, I am tired of the "flawed cop" books, but this one was different enough to hold my attention and the characters were someone you were interested in.

For the first book in a series, the characters were well developed, and not one dimensional, like they are in many books. Generally it seems like it takes 2-3 books in order for the characters to come to life and have depth to them, but this time, the characters seem real in the 1st book.

This is a very easy to read book in that the author does not try to describe every detail of the scene (I know what a blue sky with clouds looks like, no need to take up a paragraph to describe it), nor does he feel the need to use words that have you using the dictionary constantly just to determine what he is trying to say.

If you want an easy to read, light, suspense novel, this is one you want.

If you are on the fence, give this one a try, you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meet Mitch Tanner.. August 20, 2013
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Mitch Tanner, a homicide detective in Philadelphia, is estranged from his wife, Robbie. Their child, Ella Kate, is a precocious 6 1/2 year old.

A murder investigation turns into a "missing" suspect. And, this is where this story has the first twist.

Follow that up with an abduction of two children from a local school and the plot thickens. Beans's family has just inherited a lot of money so that may be the motive for his abduction. But, what is the reason for the kidnappers taking the little girl?

All sorts of twists and turns in this new series. Just when the reader thinks you have it all figured out, another surprise!

I enjoyed all of the intrigue this story had to offer and this series is off to an excellent start.

Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating! August 31, 2013
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I could not put this book down. Every time I told myself that I would stop at the next chapter , I would hurry along to start the next one. Well written, believable characters and a fast paced story line. I highly recommend this book. Great read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darkness On The Edge Of Town... August 20, 2013
By srom
Format:Kindle Edition
L.T. Ryan is Most Notable for his Excellent Jack Noble Series of Books!
But, this is the 1st book in a new series he has planned about a Philly Detective - Mitch Tanner!
It's a Great Mystery/Police Procedural Novel!
You're like Mitch as a character - He knows the difference in Right and Wrong vs. Rules and Laws (Which he sometimes bends and suffers the consequences!).
Everything starts out as an Open and Shut Case ruled as a simple accident, But quickly goes all to hell, and twists and turns and keeps you reading Lightning Fast all the way to the end!
Mr. Ryan is an Excellent Writer (No matter the genre!) and his characterization and plotting are right on the money here!

NOTE: I received the book as an ARC, But STILL would have posted the exact same review if I'd purchased this book...
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read and new character August 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
While L.T.'s Jack Noble series is what he is most known for lately. I love the new Mitch Tanner book and hopefully series. He is a great character that you immediately like and get involved with. Once I started, I couldn't put the book down. It was a great mystery/thriller that you took you on a ride that you not only wanted to go on, but couldn't wait to see how it ended. This will make a great new series and hope for more to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put it down October 21, 2013
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When I started this book I had a little trouble getting into it, but after about four chapters I was hooked by the rapidly evolving story line. I found Mitch to be an interesting protagonist and thought his relationship to his job and coworkers was pretty compelling. I gave the book four stars because I found it hard to put it down. If you are looking for a terrific read "The Depth of Darkness" will hook you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Was impressed with his plots September 29, 2013
By David
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I've read several of his books and have found them to be very good reads and look forward to reading more of his books in the future
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read September 23, 2013
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I love the character Mitch Tanner! The story quickly draws you into the plot,and before you know it your on the last page.I am really looking forward to the next Mitch Tanner book. Thank you,L.T. Ryan your great!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good
Published 1 month ago by Carol Rudkin
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's good. Different character for this author. Looking forward to reading more of this character
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Ryan is approaching the pinnacle where great writers such as Ross...
I've read the complete Jack Noble series. I put off reading Tanner because I simply wanted to know more about Jack Noble. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Busy Bee
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Read.
This was really good. All of the books in this series are EXCELLENT! .
Published 4 months ago by richard south
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Great story
Published 4 months ago by dsinque1
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting to read plenty of action
Plenty of suspense and action and very hard to put down and I would recommend it to every one to read
Published 5 months ago by Philip Lumley
3.0 out of 5 stars Written by a Different Author
This was very strange. I loved Mr. Ryan's Jack Noble books, but this first Mitch Tanner book was just OK. It didn't even feel like it was written by the same author. Read more
Published 5 months ago by BikerK
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast read!
I cant wait for the next book! I have become a huge fan of both the author and characters! The story lines are easy to follow and are done too fast! I want more!
Published 6 months ago by Cindi
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
Keeps your attention. I like when a character's work also blends with their families. It gives you a better understanding of who this person is.
Published 7 months ago by L. Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars Another WINNER from Ryan
WOW, this is another huge winner from L. T. Ryan. The pace is fast and the surprises keep on hitting you one after the other. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Tom
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Lee "L.T." Ryan lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA with his wife, daughters, and two bully breed dogs. He enjoys writing fast-paced suspense thrillers, and post-apocalyptic fiction. When not writing, he enjoys reading, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and spending time with the ladies in his life.

Current and upcoming projects include continuations in the Jack Noble, Mitch Tanner, and Affliction Z series.

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