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Flapjack (The Case Files of Icarus Investigations Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Daniel Ganninger
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An incredible invention goes missing, and two new detectives are on the case - what could go wrong?

Case File #1 from the Files of Icarus Investigation

Murphy and Galveston realize there must be more to life than their mind-numbing cubical jobs. Over a barbeque lunch, Galveston attempts to convince his friend to join him in a daring new career as a private investigator. With nothing to lose, Murphy reluctantly agrees. Relying heavily on their humorous wit and questionable tactics, the men employ a creative approach to their investigations. For a time these methods prove successful, until they push too far and find themselves mired in the case of a lifetime.

An explosion rocks a New England university lab, setting off a carefully orchestrated chain of events. A small device has been stolen, a key to the entire world's energy problems and the power that comes with controlling it. The fate of the device and its inventor lays with the newly self-proclaimed private detectives.

The two men, under the threat of arrest by the FBI, begin to criss-cross the country and the world, picking up clues to the puzzle of the missing device in England, Mexico, and even Brazil. Dead ends seem at every turn, but with the help of an outcast computer expert, a British spy and former flame of Galveston's, and a new employee whom Murphy can't seem to keep his eyes off of, the investigators unwind the case using their unorthodox approach, berating each other at every turn.

Who is looking to control this device and its destiny? Is it the huge multinational security firm, a devious billionaire, or a questionable member of Congress. Murphy and Galveston must find out why something so small is causing problems so large, because the hunters are quickly becoming the hunted.

**Fully corrected and re-edited version as of March 1, 2014.**

What are people saying about Flapjack?

"The author did not have to use obscene language to get my interest in the book. In fact, it would have detracted from it. The plot was absorbing, the characters believable, and the intrigue fascinating" - F.B. May "avid reader"
"Fast moving and absorbing! I hated when I had to put it down! I loved it from beginning to the surprising end!" - J.C. Maxwell "Southwest Beader"
"This book was such a mini vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the characters. I plan to read more in this series. One hint, don't overthink, just enjoy a great story." - comfy shoe
"Daniel Ganninger know how to write suspense. This book had my attention until the very end. I truly enjoyed the development of the characters." - Susanne "Sue"
"It is a fascinating book and I highly recommend it to all mystery lovers." - Book Lover "CYN" Vine Voice Reviewer
"I really enjoyed this book. The characters were just that--characters. Things kept happening at a lightening pace so it was hard to put down once I got into it. Can't wait to read their next adventure!" - Cathy Emerson
"Intrigue, power struggles, a little romance, some assassinations, and some good humorous dialog make this a fun read." - H.R. Holt

Flapjack has it all - action, adventure, fun, and humor - without profanity or graphic adult situations (but still plenty of mayhem). So join the adventure and escape with the private eyes of Icarus Investigation.

Continue the action in the next Case Files:

Peeking Duck (Case File #2)

Snow Cone (Case File #3)

Coconut Water (Case File #4) Coming Summer 2014!

 



Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Daniel Ganninger lives with his wife and two children in Central Texas. He has a fascination for useless trivia, little known facts, and flying airplanes. He graduated from the University of Texas and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. When Daniel is not writing, he's either pulling weeds in his backyard or working at his other profession in the medical field as a Physical Therapist. Daniel is the author of the fun and humorous series, Case Files from Icarus Investigation, which follows the escapades of two new, unique private investigators and their team as they travel the globe to solve any case put before them. You can connect with Daniel at his website http://www.danielganninger.com to join the newsletter, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/danielganninger. Feel free to pop over to his blog of rather useless and fascinating facts at www.knowledgestew.com to learn stuff to fill your brain.

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  • Print Length: 304 pages
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  • Language: English
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and kept my attention December 16, 2013
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Testing the Waters (The Elements of Life) The humor in this read cracked me up and it was interesting to read about their different ideas and tactics. All in all, a good book.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One more page, ok one more chapter... September 19, 2013
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Truly a book you can't put down with the likes of Galveston and Murphy taking you around the world. Not to mention their quick wit humor!
This is a book you can recommend to anyone and I am doing just that!

Flapjack will have you putting off your laundry and dishes for a later time. I tried to drag out the end of the book so it would not end. Now I'll have to wait for the sequel. How much longer will we have to wait for the next book!?
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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If you enjoy well-written sentences this book will either disgust or amuse you, but Ganninger is a natural story-teller. He's fun in a "wait, tell me what happened next - way" and he loves his characters. You will find a "myriad" of what he seems to think are fancy vocabulary words and he uses them over and over as if they are literary totems. Most of the time they are used incorrectly so if it matters to you that you really can't "reverberate" your voice "across a room" try another writer. If not, try Ganninger - how many books do you find where the economics nerd gets to be a hero?
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28 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Up November 9, 2013
By Eddie
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Excellent read! The characters are fun and witty. If you enjoy authors like James Patterson, you will enjoy this book. Atta Boy to this new author. I am looking forward to the next adventure of Galveston and crew.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A good one to skip December 29, 2013
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Poor writing, convoluted plot, and characters that stretch to bounds of credibility.
I gave up a little over halfway thru.
Not recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Really tried to finish this January 5, 2014
By JW
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Normally I'd read a book like this one in a day and a half. I struggled along on this one for a week and finally gave up.
The characters might be interesting, the plot may or may not have been a good one (I just couldn't finish it) but I couldn't get past the Community College Creative Writing class writing style. I knew I was in trouble when in the prologue the bad guys sneaking into a building in the dead of night alternately flew, burst, then prowled through doors. Verb overkill. I give up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't bring myself to finish. January 14, 2014
By Lem
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I was often distracted by grammatical errors and improper phrasing, which overcame my slight interest in the storyline. I was about a third of the way through before I gave up. The characters aroused little emotion the plot wasn't especially engaging.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, clean story. December 21, 2013
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I would like to give it a 3.5 star rating if I could. Good story, well written. Sometimes I lost interest and skipped some paragraphs, but otherwise a pleasant read. This is my first book from this author, but will look for more of his books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and a fast read
Cute story line and an easy read.
Published 11 hours ago by mmditch
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Easy read with many twists and turns
Published 8 days ago by Danica Carman
3.0 out of 5 stars Very High Three Stars!!
I give this a very, very high 3. I enjoyed it immensely and will definitely read more from this author. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Anne Kirsche
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
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Published 25 days ago by grannymo.
4.0 out of 5 stars good fast pasted
good fast pasted
Published 1 month ago by Stuart Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars No Flat Pancake!
Full of intrigue, twists and turns. Most enjoyable reading even though I used my i- phone to accomplish the feat. Will be certain to read more fun books by this author.
Published 1 month ago by Sarah A Straining
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story. Highly recommend it
Very entertaining. Great story. Highly recommend it.
Published 1 month ago by Joan Power
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
OK
Published 1 month ago by Tanya Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Really interesting
Extremely intricate plot line, but well done. And the humor is refreshing. Bantering between two main characters is well done. Read more
Published 2 months ago by cori
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Love these easy reading, but keeps your interest books.
Published 2 months ago by Frances Gentry
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More About the Author

Daniel Ganninger lives with his wife and two children in Central Texas. He has a fascination for useless trivia, little known facts, and flying airplanes. He graduated from the University of Texas and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. When Daniel is not writing, he's either pulling weeds in his backyard or working at his other profession in the medical field as a Physical Therapist.

Daniel is the author of the fun and humorous series, Case Files from Icarus Investigation, which follows the escapades of two new, unique private investigators and their team as they travel the globe to solve any case put before them. You can connect with Daniel at his website http://www.danielganninger.com to join the newsletter, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/danielganninger. Feel free to pop over to his blog of rather useless and fascinating facts at www.knowledgestew.com to learn stuff to fill your brain.

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