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The Shoulders of Giants (A Jake Abraham Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Jim Cliff
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A missing girl. A ruthless killer. A rookie P.I.



Jake Abraham is a child of the 80s, brought up by Jim Rockford, Thomas Magnum and three beautiful girls who worked for a man named Charlie. He's loving his new job as a Private Investigator and already has his first client - a disgraced former police captain whose daughter has disappeared.

When the girl shows up dead, Jake is drawn into a dangerous world of organised crime, police corruption, infidelity and serial murder.

With a terrified city in the grip of a killer who's always one step ahead of the police, how can a raw young P.I. hope to make a difference?

The Shoulders of Giants is a fun, fast paced thriller in the mold of Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker.



Praise for The Shoulders of Giants:



"Plenty of intrigue with a heart stopping finale - it kept me guessing til the end"

"Jake is a truly engaging character with just the right amounts of nerd, geek and intelligence to make you care."

"The book has wit, suspense and is very well written - it was hard to put down and I was very sleepy today at the office!"


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About the Author

Jim Cliff lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his beautiful wife, two brilliant children and an aardvark.  Ok, so there isn't actually an aardvark.

Product Details

  • File Size: 349 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147764265X
  • Publisher: Jim Cliff (December 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007RZBN3E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #547,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Move over Rockford & Magnum April 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this yesterday and enjoyed every minute of it. Jake
Abraham, a neophyte P.I. (Two weeks) has his first case; a disgraced former police captain whose daughter has disappeared. Jake is his last hope since no one else will take his case. An allegedly corrupt cop there's no help from the pd.

What starts off as a search for the missing daughter turns into a search for a serial killer.

This is a fast and easy read. Jake is a truly engaging character with just the right amounts of nerd, geek and intelligence to make you care. There's the right amount of humor, intrigue, suspense and interesting characters to make this a one sitting read.

I look forward to more from this author
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and fast-paced November 5, 2012
Format:Paperback
Really entretaining. I wasn't so convinced during the first pages (too many references to "that was my first case/ my first client/ my first interview with a potential witness... ok, ok, we get it!) but after a couple of chapters the story really grabbed me. The book seems really well researched (I don't watch CSI, so some stuff may be obvious to other people)and the premise is quite original: instead of the tortured but wise PI, we get a naive one, although he seems to wise up pretty quickly.

There weren't too many gorey details, which I dislike, it was more like an episode of Columbo or Murder she wrote: light and enjoyable. If you are looking for a fun, fast-paced read I'd definitely recommend it.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book! July 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is an excellent read! I enjoyed it right from the start! Kept me guessing throughout the entire book trying to figure out "who did it". Definitely recommend this book!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read! February 2, 2013
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Had a hard time putting this one down. Thought I had it all figured out but learned my lesson in the end!
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but... January 22, 2013
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The story and plot themselves were OK, and I liked the writing style; enough of both humor and angst to make it an interesting read. Where it fell down for me was *** possible spoiler alert *** when the H was interested in a woman not only 10 years older than himself, but who was also bisexual and who also apparently didn't hesitate to have a relationship with a very young person which was forbidden given her professional relationship to the young person. This took away from the attractiveness of the book for me, along with a few references to the "bad/annoying Christians" who were involved only in a remote way - references that could have been omitted without any change to the story.

There were a few mis-used used words (e.g., elicit when illicit should have been used) but mostly the editing, spelling and grammer was good.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fun read for a cheaper price.. December 18, 2012
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i always look for cheaper books to buy for my kindle so i bought this one and i wasn't disappointed. the plot moves fast enough to keep you engaged and it doesn't follow the same path as many murder mystery novels do. I wouldn't say that it was a phenomenal book but it was fun and entertaining and i'd recommend it if you're buying something to pass some time.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish this book! January 6, 2013
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It is rare for me not to finish a mystery. This book came with a 4.2 star rating and I bought it based upon that. My background as a criminal lawyer in NYC many years ago makes me more critical than others. That said, this book's plot is essentially good, but it drags. I want a fast paced page turner, not a book that moves so slowly it takes days and days to read. If you don't care about pace, by all means read it. There aren't many typos, and the writing is decent but not spectacular.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So well written! November 3, 2013
By NoraC
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This book first impressed me because of the writing style. The writing was concise and never varied throughout the book. The storyline was not only good but very believable. This story started off fast and never slowed down. I did not want to put it down. A very enjoyable read!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Slick Suspense
The Shoulders of Giants by Jim Cliff is a brilliant detective thriller worthy of Chandler or Hammett. Read more
Published 1 day ago by tassy
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I thought it would be
Listened to it while delivering my newspapers, kept me transfixed.
Anyone who likes a good "who dunnit" should read this book.
Published 14 days ago by Barbara Linton
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable to the last word
I do not write reviews often, but when I do it means the book is pretty awesome!!
Published 1 month ago by Ottana Paolo
5.0 out of 5 stars great story
Fast paced, informative, and interesting! The protagonist is human, stubborn, and bright - just the traits that a P.I. Needs to succeed!
Published 2 months ago by Peter R. Divergilio
3.0 out of 5 stars The grammer was poor in certain areas
The story line was cut short and jumped from scene to scene with sudden movement that did not flow well. The grammer was poor in certain areas.
Published 2 months ago by John Shepherd
5.0 out of 5 stars Good one
This book was great---first one of the series and can't wait to read more. Jake is an interesting guy who keeps thinking all the time. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michael R Kropf
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
Great read.
Published 3 months ago by Matthew
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
Wow the audio book guy's voice is SPLENDID. So gorgeous. I loved this book.
Published 3 months ago by Lily
4.0 out of 5 stars 4. 5 stars for this story and for Jake ...
4.5 stars for this story and for Jake. Dry sense of humor and enough action to keep you interested. If Jake is in any other books I will buy them.
Published 3 months ago by Chulo Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 4 months ago by Kim D.
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Jim Cliff lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his beautiful wife, two brilliant children and an aardvark. OK, so there isn't actually an aardvark.

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