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Fuzzy Navel - A Thriller (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

J.A. Konrath , Jack Kilborn
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (460 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Things are going well for Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. She has solved some of the city's toughest and most high-profile homicides. Her personal life is finally in order. Her friends and family are safe and happy. And she just got a call that eased her mind like nothing else could: Alex Kork, one of the most dangerous criminals Jack ever arrested, killed herself while in jail.

But things sour quickly when a group of vigilantes on a murderous spree decide to take down a cop and the people she cares about ... and they turn downright awful when Jack discovers that Kork may not be dead after all.

Trapped in her house with a psycho and everyone she cares about, and unable to leave because she's surrounded by snipers, the next eight hours will be the worst of Jack's life. And that's saying something.

Fuzzy Navel is Jack's fifth adventure, perfect for readers who like their mysteries with a shot of humor.


About the Author

JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series. They do not have to be read in chronological order to be enjoyed, but for those who want to know it is: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, and Stirred.

Jack also appears in the novels Shot of Tequila, Flee, Spree, Three, Timecaster Supersymmetry, Banana Hammock, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the short story collection Jack Daniels Stories, and the novellas Floaters and Burners.

Last Call, the ninth Jack Daniels novel, will be available in spring of 2013.

Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn, including the bestsellers Afraid, Trapped, and Endurance.

He has sold over a million ebooks.


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Fuzzy Navel is the fifth book in the Jack Daniels series.

I often get asked by readers what order the Jack Daniels books should be read in. 

I purposely write each book so it can be read without any prior knowledge of any of the others. If you want to start on the last book and work backwards, or start in the middle, you can still enjoy the series without missing anything.

That said, some readers do want a chronological list of events in Jack's life. So here it is.

Besides the eight Jack Daniels novels, Jack and her cohorts have appeared as supporting characters in several other books and stories. Here's the order, from her years as a rookie cop, to the future.

SHOT OF TEQUILA by JA Konrath
SERIAL KILLERS UNCUT by JA Konrath and Blake Crouch 
WHISKEY SOUR by JA Konrath
BLOODY MARY by JA Konrath
THE LIST by JA Konrath
RUSTY NAIL by JA Konrath
DIRTY MARTINI by JA Konrath
EXPOSED by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
HIT by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson*
NAUGHTY by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson*
JACK DANIELS STORIES by JA Konrath
PUSHED TOO FAR by Ann Voss Peterson
FLEE by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
SPREE by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
THREE by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson*
FLOATERS by JA Konrath and Henry Perez
BURNERS by JA Konrath and Henry Perez
FUZZY NAVEL by JA Konrath
CHERRY BOMB by JA Konrath 
SHAKEN by JA Konrath
STIRRED by JA Konrath and Blake Crouch
LAST CALL by JA Konrath and Blake Crouch*
TIMECASTER by JA Konrath
TIMECASTER SUPERSYMMETRY by JA Konrath
TIMECASTER STEAMPUNK by JA Konrath*
*coming soon

The Jack Daniels books also cross over with several books with my frequent collaborator Blake Crouch, and my pen name, Jack Kilborn. These include:

DESERT PLACES by Blake Crouch
LOCKED DOORS by Blake Crouch
BREAK YOU by Blake Crouch
AFRAID by Jack Kilborn
TRAPPED by Jack Kilborn
ENDURANCE by Jack Kilborn

About the Author

J.A. Konrath is the author of the Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels series that includes “Whiskey Sour,” “Bloody Mary,” “Rusty Nail,” “Dirty Martini,” “Fuzzy Navel” and “Cherry Bomb.”

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mayhem September 26, 2008
Format:Hardcover
If you like unadulterated, non-stop violence, this novel is for you. It is the latest in the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels series, and begins with three vigilantes conducting simultaneous sniping murders of three sex offenders. Jack is on the scene and one of the shooters thinks she saw him so he gets his confederates to join him in following her home to eliminate her as a witness.

At the same time, Jack's old nemesis Alex Kork escapes from the facility where she is incarcerated and invades Jack's home with the intent of torturing and killing Jack and others responsible for her capture. She begins a game of Russian roulette, asking Jack all sorts of questions. If an answer is incorrect, Alex pulls the trigger, giving the selected victims---Jack's mom and fiancé--a one-in-six chance of survival. Then the snipers show up and all kinds of mayhem occurs.

The story is a continuous series of gruesome murders, maiming, fighting, wounds and other misfortunes. If that's your cup of tea, fine, but it might not appeal to everyone.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAST PACED AND FUNNY July 18, 2008
Format:Hardcover
Fast-paced and funny aptly describes the Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels stories so well crafted by J. A. Konrath. With this, the fifth in the series following Dirty Martini, he ups both suspense and danger.

What begins has an investigation of sniper shootings ends in the worst nightmare Daniels could imagine. Earlier, she received word that her psychopathic enemy Alex Kork has committed suicide. It's a relief to have such an amoral, pitiless person gone forever. Not so.

As Jack is pondering the shootings, the work of some weirdo vigilantes who loathe sex offenders and cops, she receives a call from her mother asking her to come home. Jack knows something isn't right and she races home after telling her partner that she'll be back in a few hours.

Home isn't what it once was - she finds her mother and Latham, her fiancé, held prisoner by Kork, quite alive and deadlier than ever. As Jack is largely responsible for Kork's imprisonment, the demented diva is set on revenge in spades. Further the wacky snipers have managed to track Jack's car and they want to join the fun of offing Jack.

How she can combat the bloodthirsty Kork and the snipers is the key question.

Author Konrath has been quoted as saying he wanted to create a series with "laugh out loud humor and enough chills to make the reader lock all the doors." He certainly has!

- Gail Cooke
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reeled in for Reasons Unknown October 1, 2008
By Melly
Format:Hardcover
I love the Jack Daniels series, but the reasons are so odd its tough to put to words. Jack is intelligent and tough without being manish and unemotional. Her friends and partners are unique and different and sometimes annoying. Still, what really drags you in to a Jack Daniels mystery is the violence surrounded by crazy laughter. "Fuzzy Navel" the latest entry started out with such harsh violence that it almost turned me away...almost. Just when you can't take anymore I found myself sputtering with giggles at the dialogue. The plot is solid and the action is nonstop. Start with Whiskey Sour and read them all.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Reminds me of the movie, the Evil Dead Part 2 December 31, 2008
By pc6
Format:Hardcover
If you've ever seen the Evil Dead, Part 2, the title of this review has probably told you much of what you need to know. If not, I'll spell it out. In the Evil Dead Part 2, somewhere around halfway into the movie, things degenerate into "how often can Ash be hit in the head by things without dying". Seriously. He has more (I lost count) than 20 plates broken over his head by his demonically possessed hand.

The violence is so frequent, pointless, and extreme that it loses all meaning and becomes slapstick.

That is what happens with Fuzzy Navel. Constant streams of bullets, punches and martial arts flying left and right, chainsaws, knives, a killer cat. People getting free of one obstacle only to find themselves in deeper trouble than they started out in.
No character development, no real plot.
Funny, in an over the top kind of way, but not particularly interesting.
This one won't be added to my bookshelf next to the previous three books in the series.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gratuitous violence, no character development September 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Ok, judging from the title, I shouldn't have expected much, but with a description that said something about people who liked a little humor thrown in with the suspense, I decided to try it. What I found was gratuitous violence with little character development or much of a plot and not much humor. Expansive descriptions of hand to hand combat, apparently designed to make you feel like you were there, served only to fill pages with details not necessary to further the story. I have to wonder if there was any research done for the details in the book, after reading the totally mistaken section about blood transfusions, head lacerations and more. The book is populated with idiotic characters with no redeeming features, not enough depth to any of them to make you cheer for them. It made me think about just not finishing the book at all. I might as well have put it down, unfinished, because the ending was vague and a cop out. Based on some of the other reviews, I guess not having an ending is seen as a cliff hanger. It seems more like the author didn't care enough to finish the book, any more than I did. I won't be reading any more books by this author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Even though most of the book takes place in one setting, it is engaging, funny and disturbing, all in one. I didn't know that was possible.
Published 6 days ago by TJA
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading.
Konrath has done it again. Great reading...suspenseful and certainly holds one's interest.
Published 8 days ago by granny2
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome thriller. J. A. Konrath is tough to beat if you like thrillers.
Published 9 days ago by Jodie Wright-Tepfer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
J. A. Konrath has become one of my favorite authors. This is about the 4th book I've read of his and I loved this one too. His style is fast-paced, with lots of action. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Michele S.
4.0 out of 5 stars good book.
good read with a twist.
Published 26 days ago by Henry K Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Get to know the characters
The character development is excellent.
Published 28 days ago by Peter Pan
4.0 out of 5 stars This was a good story. Kept my attention right up to the ...
This was a good story. Kept my attention right up to the end. Then it left you hanging about who was killed.
Published 29 days ago by Bea George
4.0 out of 5 stars Such a good book
Her arch nemesis has escaped prison and has come for revenge - but what makes this worse is that her job followed her home. Read more
Published 1 month ago by April Hesler
3.0 out of 5 stars No Finish
Good book but disappointed that the ending was weak
Published 1 month ago by Robert W Burwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Jack, but the supporting characters really make the ...
Classic Konrath, he will have you squirming uncomfortably on minute and laughing out loud the next. Love Jack, but the supporting characters really make the book.
Published 1 month ago by James Gaster
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More About the Author

JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series. They do not have to be read in chronologically to be enjoyed, but for those who want to know the order is: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, and Stirred.

Jack also appears in the novels Shot of Tequila, Flee, Spree, Three, Timecaster Supersymmetry, Banana Hammock, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the short story collection Jack Daniels Stories, and the novellas Floaters and Burners.

Last Call, the ninth Jack Daniels novel, will be available in spring of 2013.

Other novels include the thrillers Origin, The List, Shot of Tequila, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the science fiction Timecaster series.

Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn, including the bestsellers Afraid, Trapped, and Endurance.

Haunted House, the new Jack Kilborn novel of terror, will be available in mid 2013.

He has sold over a million ebooks

You can visit him at www.JAKonrath.com


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