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Jump Cut [Kindle Edition]

Rory Tate , Lise McClendon
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jump Cut - n., a jarring transition in the temporal flow in film, television, or life, sometimes intentional but rarely without a good deal of second-guessing, hand-wringing, and tears

Seattle reporter Mimi Raynard is having a bad week. Her ex-husband is now her boss at the TV station and wants her head on a platter. When three prostitutes die of a suspicious heroin overdose Mimi gets the story but in her nervous enthusiasm manages to bungle it. The narcotics detective on the case tries to help but both are out-foxed by the buxom intern.



Desperate for a new job Mimi takes a friend's advice and dresses up as a Russian Mafiya Madam for a resume tape she has no intention of sending out. But the lark turns serious and the fallout is deadly. At the Seattle Police Department the narcotics detective Shad Mulgrew has his own career crisis. He's been framed for stealing drugs from evidence. Are the murdered prostitutes linked to his case? Is he getting too close to the truth? And what is Mimi's father doing working for Eastern Europe's last Communists?



Working together to save their careers, Mimi and Shad look for the truth, from the fishing docks of Puget Sound to the tiny Republic of Moldova. At turns funny, sexy, and thrilling with an edgy modern voice, Jump Cut depicts Seattle from the inside, from the joys of Seattle single life to its dark underbelly, from the lush islands to the top of the Space Needle, as the cop and the reporter try to salvage their reputations. They end up saving much more in a wild race to rescue the city they love. 


Editorial Reviews

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"A rollicking good read. All the elements are there: prostitutes and drug-running, newsrooms and squad rooms, romance and action. Jump Cut is in turns funny and gritty, cozy and hardboiled, romantic and illusion-shattering." 

"An engaging heroine every woman can identify with: good-natured, smart, harried, all too aware she's growing older. She just wants to catch a break. I loved her almost as much as I loved Rory Tate's breezy, fast-paced writing style!" -- Katy Munger, award-winning author of the Casey Jones mysteries 

"The twists and turns keep you going in this story that seems to have several separate stories, but somehow intertwine. Well written, well defined characters that are very likable." 

"Great book, hopefully the beginning of a new series, characters are worth visiting again and again. Highly recommended." 

"A perfect sit-by-the-fire-on-a-gray-day-with-a-pot-of-tea kind of book." 

From the Author

Rory Tate is a pseudonym for bestselling mystery writer Lise McClendon, author of Blackbird Fly. Look for Rory Tate's newest thriller, PLAN X, an action-packed thrill ride from Montana to Washington DC to London, featuring a female cop just back from Iraq who takes her task of finding next-of-kin way too personally.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2034 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thalia Press; 2 edition (October 24, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZJX468
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #657,951 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jumping around in paradox December 18, 2011
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"Jump Cut - n., a jarring transition in the temporal flow in film, television, or life, sometimes intentional but rarely without a good deal of second-guessing, hand-wringing, and tears"

So says the epigram at the beginning of Rory Tate's novel, Jump Cut. It's a fitting title and motif for the story of Mimi Raynard, a metaphor for the paradoxes with which she lives. If one can be both hapless and brilliant, emotionally secure and grieving a parentless childhood, independent and longing for connection, then one can be Mimi. A reporter who's had some unfortunate on-air moments, almost certainly because of circumstances beyond her control, Mimi's in search of journalistic vindication. She teams up with Shad Mulgrew, a falsely-accused narcotics detective in search of his own vindication. In the serendipitous world of detective fiction, the reporter and the detective are working the same case, which jumps from Seattle to Moldova and back to Seattle, from hurt to healing, from disconnection to intimacy.

All the elements are there: prostitutes and drug-running, newsrooms and squad rooms, romance and action. Jump Cut is in turns funny and gritty, cozy and hardboiled, romantic and illusion-shattering. It's also a rollicking good read.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jump Cut is Great! November 1, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a thriller, a mystery, and a bit of romance, in this very exciting book by Rory Tate. The main characters are Mimi, a reporter with an ex-husband for her boss, and he does not make it easy for her, but it's nothing to what her long missing father puts her through, and a cop, Shad Mulgrew, who was working on a case of 3 deaths of prostitutes who have OD'd but it appears to be homicide. He has been investigated by IA and is being charged with stealing drugs from a previous drug bust. Both characters are really down on their luck. The twists and turns keep you going in this story that seems to have several separate stories, but somehow intertwine. Well written, well defined characters that are very likeable. And best of all, it takes place in Seattle mostly. I live across the Sound from there. Great book, hopefully the beginning of a new series, characters are worth visiting again and again. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Jump Cut October 5, 2012
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In the prologue, this seems to be a serious detective/spy/thriller. The next chapter it switches gears and becomes a humorous detective novel. The novel jumps back and forth between a serious murder which the cops investigate and the funny mishaps of our heroine, Mimi. I was confused about the purpose of the novel. The two styles start to converge and the result is satisfying. Ergo the title, Jump Cut?

Mimi says whatever comes into her head, which isn't always a smart thing to do. Meanwhile, we are introduced to Shad Mulgrew, a cop who's as tight-lipped as Mimi is gregarious. A healty number of supporting characters are involved but they have good character development and individual voices so it's not confusing who's who.

The plot is well-paced, the characters are well-defined and mostly believable, and the writing style is pleasant. While this isn't great literature, it's amusing and intriguing enough for light reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner April 27, 2012
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What a gripping page-turner! I had trouble putting Jump Cut down once I got into it! I thought the subplots were intriguing and came together in a very clever way. The characters were thoroughly developed and plausible. There was something for everyone -- complicated relationships, love, sex, and fascinating information and locations obviously well researched. Thankfully the violence was integral to the story and not overly dramatized for effect. I highly recommend this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another good read October 9, 2013
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A good mystery with a twist. Sometimes boring, like the little thing at the beginning to get the story told, but once you got past that you just had to read more to find out the ending. Very good. You won't regret reading this one.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jump Cut October 28, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The realms of black tar heroin, prostitution, eastern european mobs, terrorism, and the office politics of news reporters and police detectives are softened by enough relationship scenarios and descriptions of Seattle to make this a perfect sit-by-the-fire-on-a-gray-day-with-a-pot-of-tea kind of book. I will buy hard versions when it comes out November 1st.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice delivery January 8, 2013
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While there were a few instances where more transition between geographical locations would have been helpful, the plot twisted nicely and kept the reader reaching for the answers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED THIS BOOK! March 13, 2014
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This book was hard to put down. The story line was great, and it played out nicely. There was some humor and some sadness. Great book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun & Exciting Read
I could really give this story four-and-a-half stars, I enjoyed it so much. "Why?" you may ask. Well I'll tell you. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Tom O. Powell
4.0 out of 5 stars good writer
I've enjoyed reading all of Lisa McClendon's books so far, and will be watching for more of them. Recommend checking them out.
Published 19 months ago by Bottlekatz
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
This book was definitely worth reading. It kept my interest and was very easy to read. Best of all it was free!!!
Published 22 months ago by Rhonda Malone
2.0 out of 5 stars I didnt hate it......
While the story was original and caught your attention as you read the description, it wasnt for me. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Andrea
4.0 out of 5 stars Jump Cut
It was a very enjoyable book that Amazon provided free for their Kindle Fire readers. thanks so much for this service for your kindle users. Good book/ Great device.
Published on August 6, 2012 by Jane Nusz
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced, fun, and absorbing!
I loved Jump Cut! Mimi, a journalist, is funny, engaging, likeable and out to prove that she still has a career ahead of her despite her nervous faux pas and television bloopers in... Read more
Published on June 20, 2012 by Rita Kuehn
3.0 out of 5 stars You cover a lot of territory in Jump Cut
Mimi Raynard is trying to work for her ex-husband as a TV reporter. He's out to get her every chance he gets. Read more
Published on April 5, 2012 by Chris Felcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Run, don't walk to get JUMP CUT!
Mimi Raynard shares several characteristics of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum. However, she's not from New Jersey but the opposite shore of Seattle, Washington. Read more
Published on January 25, 2012 by bdlllcarroll
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