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Ferris' Bluff [Kindle Edition]

Fred Limberg
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Book Description

Ace is on the run from everyone, it seems. He’s running from a busted Witness Protection Program assignment, an international collection of gangsters and arms merchants he pissed off working undercover, and worst of all—from his own scarred self-image and the nightmares that haunt him.

After two lonely years on the road he risks a short visit with his old friend, Granville Tubbs, who lives in the sleepy small town of Ferris’ Bluff, Arkansas. He hasn’t even had a tingle that anyone has been on his trail for almost a year. What could go wrong in a few days?

Plenty, it turns out. But some things go right, too…shotgun ambushes aside.

The ultimate loner, Ace is soon brought under the spell of the quirky small town and its residents. As he tries to help Tubbs, all the while jealously guarding his alias, the friendliness of the townsfolk chips away at the wall of solitude he’s built. It’s as if Leets and Dicky and Art Drury are determined to become his new friends. And the pretty widow, Annie Travers—well, try as he might he can’t deny the growing mutual attraction between the two of them.

He runs smack up against the dark side of Ferris’ Bluff in no time. The greedy lawyer, Tremont, and his slutty wife, Reena, are after something in Tubbs’ estate. The local mechanic, Pink, is out to mess him up, too. Ace is soon enmeshed in a battle of wits and wills with some of the locals.

And if that ain’t thorny enough, Russian arms dealers who Ace hurt badly on his last assignment have been keeping a loose watch on Tubbs. When he discovers that Annie’s husband’s accident wasn’t an accident at all and Dicky Stover, the victim of a brutal beating, is killed while in the hospital, hitting the road is no longer an option.

Ferris’ Bluff, a thriller with a smokin’ hot romance tucked inside!

Product Details

  • File Size: 484 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 146371100X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fred Limberg (June 29, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058U7X4I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #363 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Ace has been on the run for around 4 years - ever since the Russian mafia killed his wife, his sons, his daughter and her husband, and his father in revenge for something he did while he was working for the government. He has decided to come and visit Granville "Granny" Tubbs, a man who was a friend of Ace's father, and whom Ace has known his whole life. Coming in to Ferris' Bluff, AR, Ace discovers Granny is in a critical care ward in a nursing home after a series of strokes - when Ace comes to visit, he finds out there are restrictions on who can see Granny when. Ace notices other odd things going on in town. However, he likes the town and is immediately accepted into the community; he even earns some money, because he is able to fix almost anything - which gets him in some trouble with Pink Henery, the local mechanic, who doesn't appreciate Ace horning in on his business. Then there is Annie Travers, the widowed woman from whom Ace rents a room, and her two children - Ace finds himself becoming fond of them, and of many of the people in this quirky little town with whom he is quickly becoming friends. But can he escape the men who may be continuing to search for him?

I've probably rambled on too long about the plot, but I've tried to avoid any major spoilers. I wanted to try to show something about the story - about the heart, about the action, about how it kept me engrossed and engaged not only with the main plot, but with the many interesting and unique characters with which Limberg has populated this terrific thriller. Even folks who normally aren't fans of suspense/thrillers should enjoy this book - it has plenty of action and a fast-moving plot, but it also provides wonderful character development and a strong plot. I highly recommend that you get this book and read this book - it's a terrific read.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ferris' Bluff June 30, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Note: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes.

Ace Evans is running from a troubled past when he finds himself in a small town that seems stuck in another era--and that might to be just what he needs. But, even in the sleepy little town of Ferris' Bluff, Ace can't seem to stay out of trouble. He soon finds himself inextricably entangled with the citizenry, where he's made fast friends with some of the more interesting people who live there.

This is a novel filled with action and a smattering of romance. All the characters have strong, well-defined personalities and readers will find themselves rooting for the good-guys and hissing at the bad-guys.

An all-round good read.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, period. July 16, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Not only can I relate to this as a Navy veteran, a gamer and a reader, but I read it in less than two days and couldn't put it down. My favorite part of the book is the characters, they are so believable and fun to read about. This book will keep you interested so grab a copy, it will not disappoint.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time well spent in Ferris' Bluff December 27, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I've been living in Ferris' Bluff for a couple of days - at least, that's what it's felt like as I've been reading the book. The sense of place is beautifully established, as are the characters who inhabit it. At the centre is Ace Evans, and the other members of the cast are introduced in quick succession in the opening chapters. The author sketches them quickly through description but mainly through their actions and the way they speak. On the surface we have the indicators of how they all relate to one another, then there are the hints and undercurrents that are so inescapable in small-town life, but this closed atmosphere it never becomes oppressive or claustrophobic. Despite the fact that one focus of the action is a care home for older people, the book has a warmth and humanity which is very affirmative.

It is against this background that we gradually learn of a bigger, as yet unspecified threat which hangs over Ace. There is something of Lee Child's Jack Reacher about him - a loner who must keep moving to avoid being identified. The difference here is that Ace begins to regret that he must move on. As he meets more people and learns more about Ferris' Bluff and its own secrets, the various threads of the story are brought together into a central narrative drive. The pace never slackens, but it still manages to accommodate occasional violent episodes and their antithesis - those warmer, `sitting on the porch with a beer' moments.

It has humour, pace, action, great characters, warmth, and an artlessness that is very deceptive. A lot of thought has gone into its structuring and creation and it works as all good books do - by charming you, drawing you into its realities and making you want to know (but more, importantly, care about) what happens next. A highly entertaining and absorbing read, thoroughly recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visit Ferris' Bluff! January 28, 2012
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Fred Limberg created a town with a cast of characters I could almost see as I read. There were people I loved and the twisted people you expect to see in thrillers. Even though some were almost caricatures, I've lived long enough to have met people like that. I'm not going to summarize the plot as that's already been done in other reviews. The story is exciting, the background is detailed, the language is appropriate for the characters. (Although some might be put off by the "salty" language of some characters, it is in keeping with their personalities.) There is tragedy and comedy, violence and caring, thrilling action contrasted with quiet moments. I loved the book as I read it and thought about it for days afterward. I would recommend it to anyone who likes thrillers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Believable Page Turner
The characters were well developed and easy to keep track of. The story had nice twists and turns to keep you guessing and interested. It won't be my last by Fred.
Published 23 days ago by jdeusna
5.0 out of 5 stars I thought this was a great book. The characters are deep and fully...
I thought this was a great book. The characters are deep and fully developed. The plot is intricate and gripping. You really like the good guys and really hate the bad ones. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Danny Levenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Real action book with fleshed-out characters. I enjoyed reading about the little town and it's residents. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kessi
4.0 out of 5 stars Ferris Bluff
Enjoyed the book. Glad I downloaded to e-reader.
Published 3 months ago by Judy tice
5.0 out of 5 stars Good characters... great pacing.
Totally held my interest. Read it in record time. Will definitely read whatever else I can find from this author.
Published 5 months ago by Nancy J
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace finally settles down
This was a first-class read. An ex Navy Seal running from Russian gangsters in the deep south. Great story line, excellent character development, a quirky romance, tricky changes... Read more
Published 8 months ago by pinotcanoz
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding peace in a small town
In this town, with the misleading name (there isn't a hill to be found), an ex Navy Seal finds he can be free of his worries of being pursued by past enemies and settle down to a... Read more
Published 8 months ago by CAROL URNESS
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed this
A totally entertaining book. A mix of mystery, thriller and love story with an appealing main character who is an ex Navy Seal paired up with a couple of Arkansas good old boys. Read more
Published 8 months ago by AMB
5.0 out of 5 stars Ferris' Bluff
Enjoyed this and have already recommended it to friends. Had a bit of everything, Adventure plus depth in both the main characters background and relationship.
Published 9 months ago by Dorothy Lenz
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Very Good book I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes murderers and mysteries. Easy read did not want to put down.
Published 10 months ago by Casondra Marie King
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More About the Author

Fred Limberg, author of Ferris' Bluff,The Storm Glass,and the international bestselling First Murder, lives and writes in Croixside, a community on the shores of the St. Croix river just north of Stillwater, Minnesota. He recently made the decision to publish his books independently and his first offerring was Ferris' Bluff, a thriller set in the Ouachita Mountain foothills in Arkansas, which has sold over 6,000 copies in 2012!

Fred's books have all appeared on numerous Amazon best-seller lists in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and reviews on Amazon and Goodreads have been overwhelmingly positive! Fred is committed to keeping his e-books affordable.

Current projects include sequels of all three published books and the introduction of a Young Adult/New Adult coming-of-age thriller called The Last Analog Summer in the near future.

When not writing and editing you can find Fred in his woodworking shop building furniture and what-not, in the vegetable garden, or on the water with a fishing rod in hand.

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