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On the Ladder of Humanity (A Jolene Hartley Novel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Ryan Jennings Peterson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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A people's politician. A housewife. An ex-gangbanger on the righteous path. And they've all been killed.

When Benjamin Ochoa is murdered at an overpass bus stop above Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway, homicide detective Jolene Hartley finds herself trudging through two past cold cases, revealing more about them than her current investigation.

The perplexing circumstances lead Hartley into the deaths of each victim as she tries to find a common thread between each and thus shine some much needed light on her jumbled investigation.

Hartley, a stunningly beautiful, extremely focused officer, wades into Chicago on a hunt for a murderer that has resurfaced after five long years. An old fling and a jealous partner lend a hand throughout the investigation, churning up clues and tensions as Hartley tries to focus on her goal: Find her common thread before her killer does.


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About the Author

Ryan Jennings Peterson stumbled upon the joy of reading and writing at an early age. His first book he created in grade school: A collection of original Christmas stories and illustrations put to paper and given as a holiday gift to his grandparents. In the summer of 2011, Ryan completed his debut novel, On the Ladder of Humanity, a detective thriller following his heroine, Jolene Hartley, into the twist and turn world of murder. Ryan's second novel, On the Edge of Greed, was completed just months later, with a third untitled novel in the works.

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  • File Size: 3629 KB
  • Print Length: 414 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ryan Jennings Peterson (August 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0093B3LJY
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #949,270 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a book you can't put down! September 6, 2012
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I read this gem shortly after finishing the Millenium trilogy, and honestly would suggest this book over the works of Stieg Larsson. A gripping story with wonderful character development and a pull you along storyline. Each chapter ends with you wanting more. The other reviewers have hit the nail on the head.... I can't wait for the next Jolene Hartley novel to come out! Well done RJP... Well done. Any fan of suspense/crime novels NEEDS to pick this one up!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner October 23, 2012
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On the Ladder of Humanity is one of the better books I've read in a while. After the first 4 chapters, I was 95% sure it was a good book, and upon finishing it, I was 100% sure. This novel wasn't just about an invenstigation, but also about the lives of the characters which had me continually turning the pages and ended up finishing the book before I wanted it to be finished. The book had a good ending, pulling together the various aspects of the plot, but I still didn't want it to be over. Definitely looking forward to the next book in the Jolene Hartley trilogy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars On the Ladder of Humanity October 12, 2012
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I was very impressed with this novel. It drew you in with the prologue, and then kept my interest as the case was eventually solved. I look forward to reading more from this author and hope he delivers many more books as good as this in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The plot is very good and riveting April 23, 2014
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The book was excellent.
The writer has written excellent books for his first two books published.
I would buy any new book he writes.
I would recommend to readers of David Baldacci, Lee Child, James Patterson, John Sanford.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Read April 18, 2014
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A well written book that is captivating throughout. It was a fun read, and am excited for the next books in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating book!! December 14, 2012
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Reading a good mystery/thriller novel is one of my favorite pastimes, and this book certainly fit the criteria for a really good mystery/thriller!! The characters were believable and likeable, and the plot was interesting and not predictable. It was hard not to finish this book the day I started it - not easy to put down! It's hard to believe this was the inaugural book by this new author. I look forward to reading his next Jolene Hartley offering, and hope there will be many more to follow!
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More About the Author

Ryan Jennings Peterson is the author of the thrilling Jolene Hartley Series. His debut novel, ON THE LADDER OF HUMANITY, was published in the summer of 2012, followed closely by book two of the Humanity Saga, ON THE EDGE OF GREED, in November of the same year. ON THE ROAD THROUGH CHAOS, the third novel in the saga, was released in July of 2014.

RJP stumbled upon the joy of reading and writing at an early age. His first book he created in grade school: A collection of original Christmas stories and illustrations put to paper and given as a holiday gift to his grandparents.

Ryan's artistic sense catapulted him down a road of imagination and creativity, eventually landing him at Purdue University as a Computer Graphics major. He has since delved into a world of web design and development, working with some of the most highly reputable companies in the Chicagoland area.

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