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

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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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3630 KB
  • Print Length: 414 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ryan Jennings Peterson (August 27, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 27, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0093B3LJY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,419,676 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.

Official Site: http://ryanjenningspeterson.com/
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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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By Ser on 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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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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Although penned by a novice author, "On the Ladder of Humanity" seamlessly combines mystery, crime, politics, law enforcement, and a bit of romance into a very readable work of literary fiction. The authors' obvious familiarity with Chicago and its historical neighborhoods is well-weaved into the story, both demographically and economically. The main character, Police Detective Jolene Hartley exhibits toughness and tenacity, without compromising her femininity. I look forward to reading Mr. Peterson's next offering, "On the Edge of Greed". In this day of self-publication, most first-time authors remain one-time authors......Mr. Peterson has already bucked that trend, and has a promising future.
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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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By Pam on August 31, 2012
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This book was spellbounding. I found myself not wanting to put it down. Once you start it, you can't stop. Ryan Jennings Peterson has such a way with his words within the text that you remain on the edge of your chair throughout the book. I could follow the plot and emotionally become attached to all the characters. I do hope that he continues to write more books. I definitely will watch for his next book.
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