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One Crazy Summer [Kindle Edition]

Scott McElhaney
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Book Description

With over 175,000 books downloaded worldwide, the bestselling author of The Mystic Saga, Dominion, Saving Brooksie, and Ghosts of Ophidian now brings you a tale of three teenagers who may have just found a modern day treasure map at their summer job.

It’s the summer of 1999 and the price of gas is $1.09 per gallon, J-Lo is releasing her first album, and in the small town of Riverton, Bradley Brock is searching for 1.3 million dollars.

With the whole summer ahead of him, Bradley stumbles unwittingly into his first summer job. While it appears to be an opportunity to learn responsibility and make a few bucks in the process, it is anything but! With a manager that likes to play pranks and sports in the store, a cashier that is encouraged to harass customers, and a crazy guy who knocks holes in the walls, Brad finds himself almost alone in his sanity.

Then Brad discovers a journal that documents a fellow employee’s search for a large bag of money that was lost many years ago. With the assistance of two of his friends, he embarks on a journey to follow the trail of the money and ultimately to nab it for themselves.

The only problem – someone else is searching for the same bag of money and he’s willing to kill for it.

Scott McElhaney is the recipient of the Xulon Book Award for his first suspense novel “Mommy’s Choice.” Scott is a veteran of the US Navy, a loyal husband of more than 18 years, and a father of two boys. He is currently employed as a finance supervisor at the Matco Tools corporate office while he maintains his "side job" as an author of suspense and science fiction. This book is the results of spending more than 5 years as the "world's worst store manager" (in his opinion) at a local business that will remain unnamed - some of the best years of Scott's life.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 282 KB
  • Print Length: 133 pages
  • Publisher: Superluminal (January 18, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006H6N634
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,840 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, fast, enjoyable read. April 12, 2012
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I am not sure why I got this book in the first place, don't remember buying it, but when I started reading, I couldn't put it down. It was a fun and fast paced little mystery thriller that anyone from teens to seniors would enjoy. For a short book it developed the characters nicely, and you really cared about them. I've already recommended it to several friends. There was a little back-door prosthelytizing in it which always annoys me so I took off a star for that, but it really didn't impede the books plot much.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, entertaining story! June 19, 2012
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This was one story that actually ended just like I wanted it to! The book jumps you into the characters lives and has you caught up in what is going on right from the start. The characters seem like people you may know. There is mystery, danger and fun, plus a love story. Great book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short and adorable December 25, 2012
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This book is a cute, quick, uplifting story. Exciting and creative, reminiscent of a mystery novel but nothing you can guess, only what you can continue on to discover. Not a waste of time in my opinion but may be in someone else's.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful read -- characters to care about March 4, 2012
By Vick
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The book takes you back to high school and how the people who just happen to cross your path (such co-workers in your first job) can end up having such a huge impact on your life. As the story progresses, it gets a little bit unbelievable, but I didn't care. Solid writing, great character development, and believable dialogue. A fun read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and interesting Read February 16, 2012
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this but in the end, I thought it was a great read and kept me on my toes trying to guess what was going to happen next. I even read it in just a few days since I wanted to know how it ended. Great book and easy to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars among the best of this genre October 13, 2013
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I periodically need a good teen mystery to keep me going. This was so clever, I count it among the best I have read in recent years. Thanks!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great twists in an intersting plot September 22, 2013
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I always worry when an author has written several books, that he will lose the freshness and they will start to be
"mass-produced" But this is not the case with Scott Mcelhaney. Each book has an entirely different plot with great character development and an unexpected twist or two. I highly recommend this book and Scott's others as well. The best I've read of his so far is Mommy's Choice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good preteen story August 23, 2013
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A pretty crazy story! I read this with my 13 yr old daughter. It was definitely different from some others we had read for our summer book club, so it offered some variety.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and Easy Read
This book doesn't represent Scott's strongest writing. The storyline is pretty one-dimension as are the characters but if you enjoy Scott's work then I recommend you not skip any... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jeffrey James Boman
5.0 out of 5 stars one Crazy Summer
Written from a teenage boy view. Very good characterization. Enjoyed the mystery looking for the "treasure. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Paula Whitley
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Read, Well Paced, Fun!
This is a sweet story about a teen's summer where he starts his first job, finds his first love, and embarks on a treasure hunt, while all the while finding out more about who he... Read more
Published 3 months ago by DaveReadsALot
5.0 out of 5 stars A great mystery
An unlikely hero in this intrigue and hunt for a treasure. Great characters and great mystery and he ends up finding more than just the treasure they were trying to find.
Published 5 months ago by Patricia Racine
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I think this book is good considering I'm a girl. it is wild to the mind and gives an example of what kind of books to read. !!!!!!!! (:
Published 5 months ago by *«jonna»*
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read!
I thought it was fun and easy. Enjoyed the book very much! Hard to put down and I could not!
Published 5 months ago by Dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Good book I enjoyed reading . Brought back memories of how quick and intense first love can be wrapped up with a mystery.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Really should be labeled a young adult book.
Good book but I think it would be better received in the young adult category. It's kind of a teenage coming of age type book with a mystery thrown in for fun. Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. Devine
4.0 out of 5 stars Great characters and settings. Full of fun moments.
I think there's a word to describe this short book: Fun. I found myself laughing out loud most of the Sunday it took me to read it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Arturo
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
I quite enjoyed this book. It was a nicely paced mystery with good characters. At first, I was going to give it a 5 (which is rare for me) but then I noticed it was getting... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Elizabeth
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More About the Author

Scott's first novel, Mommy's Choice, was originally published in paperback under the pseudonym Scott Curtis. In under a year on the bookshelves, that novel won the Xulon Book Award for romantic suspense. When Scott moved to a different publisher and started making his novels available to Kindle readers, he returned to his real name and reduced the prices to the absolute minimum allowed by Amazon.
Scott McElhaney currently resides in Ohio with his wife and two sons. He still maintains a full-time job as a credit supervisor at Matco Tools Corporate Office where he has worked for over 15 years. Although his books didn't become available to Kindle readers until December 2011, over 200,000 digital copies have been purchased to date and he still maintains a position in the top 100 worldwide in the "Sci-fi Space Opera" category.

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