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Legacy of the Lake [Kindle Edition]

Michael A. Smith
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jack Olsen, a down-on-his luck former cop, seeks inner healing at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Out fishing one day, he witnesses a deliberate collision that leaves one man dead. Hired by the elderly victim's companion to investigate the so-called accident, Jack discovers another world beneath the surface of paradise---one characterized by organized crime, political corruption, drugs and gambling. Working with Kate Carter, the new love of his life, Jack follows a money trail littered with greed, obsession and hate. With one final throw of the dice, it appears he's turned up snake eyes.

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About the Author

Michael A. Smith is the author of eight novels, a book of essays and several screenplays. Read more about the author and his work on his website,

Product Details

  • File Size: 373 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0595143881
  • Publisher: Michael A. Smith; 1 edition (April 28, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YKZKF2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #720,102 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very little action March 25, 2013
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Although the book starts out well, it soon bogs down. Not until the very end does the action resume. In addition there are way too many grammatical errors.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but not great August 13, 2013
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Enjoyed it enough to finish reading it. Jack was not too bright as a detective. He found the evidence but always poked the bear with no protection. And what about Mudbug, the dog. Was he in the book only to be eviscerated. Not a good touch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Legacy of the Lake June 14, 2013
By Bonnie
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This book kept you on the edge of your seat to find out who did it. I liked it very much. Michael Smith the author really had his readers in suspense until the end. I think if you like a good mystery you would love this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Readable February 22, 2013
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This tale is so dated it's verging on the farcical. The attitudes to women are laughable but of course totally in keeping with that bygone age.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Legacy of the Lake February 2, 2013
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I'm not usually a murder mystery fan but I really liked this book. It starts off with a bang and carries you through to the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the book very much. January 19, 2013
By Laynie
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Great story line. Good to follow, I love lake story's of most sorts. Will read more of this author. Thank you.
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More About the Author

Michael A. Smith was born in Kansas in 1942 and received a baccalaureate degree in history from Kansas Wesleyan University. He attended graduate school at the University of Kansas for two years. From 1968-73, he worked for several Midwestern newspapers as a reporter, columnist, editor, and editorial writer, specializing in coverage of politics and education. From 1973-81, he was Associate Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education. Thereafter, he served as Press Secretary to U.S. Congressman Richard Durbin, who later became a U.S. Senator representing Illinois. From 1984-87, he was Vice President, Public Relations, for the Futures and Options Industry Association, a Washington, D.C. trade association. During 1992-93, he worked as as a reporter for The Training Times, the newspaper of the Seventh Army Training Command, Grafenwoehr, Germany. Among other subjects, he wrote about the plight of refugees from the Balkan wars. Since then, he has pursued creative writing, having published to date eight novels and a book of essays. He is also working on an illustrated children's story and several screenplays. Read more about the author and his work at

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