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The End (The Ausländer Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Dave Lacey
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

1965 South East Mexico. A discovery is made near Tortuguero Nuevo, an artefact which points toward a future event. It is coming.
In the present day, Jack Sumner and Nick Moretti, two detectives either side of the Atlantic, both drawn into a string of murders which are linked by a common goal. To hide the truth.
The two separate lines of investigation begin to draw to a conclusion. Slowly they are nearing the truth.

It is coming. When The End comes, fate leaves one man with the key to salvation.

"...Read this book whilst on holiday and must say it was a really good story. Managed to get through it in two days..." (Amazon 5 stars)

"...I really enjoyed this book. Great story and original characters. When I got to the final chapters, I missed a night's sleep because I couldn't put it down..." (Amazon 5 stars)

"...this book was excellent - I wanted to finish it in one sitting - one of the signs of a good book to me. I also wanted to get the next book in the series, but I will have to wait..." (Amazon 5 stars)

"...The anticipation for the ending was gripping as I knew there was a big reveal and desperately wanted to skip to the end. The ending was definitely worth the wait..." (Amazon 4 stars)

"...The storyline pulled me in and held me until the last page. I hope that the second book in the series is as good, I am looking forward to reading what happens to the characters and what twists and turns their journey will take us on..." (Amazon 5 stars)

Product Details

  • File Size: 705 KB
  • Print Length: 508 pages
  • Publisher: Lazey Ink; 1 edition (December 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007P3H6AC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #731,841 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The End (Auslander Series) October 14, 2012
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This book had a lot of potential: good prologue, interesting, initial set up. However, even flipping between England and United States was confusing, (although that could have been the fault of the editing) characters and circumstances that at first were intriguing, did not maintain my interest. The pay off at the end, did not satisfyingly connect with the long, involved and scattered plot details.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The End - of what. November 17, 2012
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It is not the kind of story line I expected. It got confusing to where I could not keep with the story line. The end of book had no actual finish.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The end (The Auslander Series) October 22, 2012
By Susan
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I truly enjoyed this book and could not put it down once I began to read, in fact the Kindle could not turn the page fast enough.
An interesting concept with good strong characters I hope the whole series comes on the free books section although I am sure they will be worth buying.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great dialog, good characters, intriguing plot May 29, 2013
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I was persuaded by the reviews I found on this book to download the sample chapter - and from then I just read on to the end. I found this book extremely interesting and spellbinding. It starts in Mexico many years back when a codex is discovered and, yes, you guessed it, a number of murders follow. But why? And what is this codex?

This book then gets the old juices flowing in the brain again, as you try to piece together where the author is taking you, and its connection to the events many years past in Mexico.

What stole the show for me in this book was not so much the plot, which was intriguing, but the characters (Detective Steve Sumner is dead-pan and cool!), and the really good dialog the author strings together. It's almost addictive listening to the conversations between the characters as they try to unravel what is going on. It takes a while to really figure out what is going on, but there is enough intrigue and suspense to get you to turn each page. And just when you think "I gotta go to bed and get some sleep", the pace picks up to an exhilarating climax. OMG, I was up to 2 in the morning with this one. A good read that doesn't let you go.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing And Thought Provoking May 15, 2013
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While it may start out a bit slow if you stick with it you will find that it is a diamond in the rough. The story has a great concept and the characters are well thought out. However, at times it may seem to have been a bit too ambitious it is still worthwhile reading. Give Dave Lacey a try, you will not be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read March 30, 2013
By Duncan
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Slow starter, but steady action. One can get lost in this author's ADHD writing style, however, I was still able to keep up.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Had Me Hooked May 29, 2013
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This book had me hooked from the start.
The story opens in 1965 in Mexico with a Prologue to the main story and then moves into the current day. There are several threads to follow both in England and America which although seemingly unrelated, lead the reader towards the conclusion of the book.
The characters in this novel are very well developed, especially Detective Jack Sumner, who is down to earth with a good sense of humour. The dialogue between Jack and his partner Smithy is particularly well written, giving the reader an excellent view of their relationship and insight into their respective characters.
Throughout the story, the author maintains the suspense, and although light is shed on various situations, the full story isn't revealed until the very end of the book.
This is an exception novel from a debut author and I look forward to the next book in the trilogy which is due out later this year.
The author has been reading Jo Nesbo who I am a great fan of, and I will now read Conn Iggulden because of his recommendation.

Well done, Dave Lacey, I cannot praise this book highly enough.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next installment May 23, 2013
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I came to Dave Lacey's book under the impression that it was a vanilla detective story. However, the book also blends in Dan Brown-style mystery, and this begets an intriguing confection.

The mystery is introduced at the beginning of the book, wherein the discovery of a beautiful codex on an abandoned airstrip east of Nuevo Tortuguero, Mexico sparks a series of murders. The middle of the book follows detective Jack Sumner and his sidekick Smithy as they attempt to fit together the puzzle pieces of these bizarre and inexplicable killings, which are somehow linked to the US government.

I was particularly impressed by the concluding chapters, in which Lacey skillfully ties together the disparate plot elements, and ultimately leaves the reader on tenterhooks.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a series I look forward to continuing.
Despite more than a few typographical errors be they misplaced words, improper punctuation, wrong tense, misspelling, or altogether the wrong word... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A Page Turner
I picked up this book on a whim, and it turned out to be Damn good. Drags a little, but that is the nature of this type of novel. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Aloha Dog
4.0 out of 5 stars Very exciting and thrilling
A well-told tale with much intrigue. It contained a mysterious tale that included international entities. The story held my interest throughout and kept me on the edge.
Published 13 months ago by Althea Rodriguez
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Characters
The book was written very well, great description, flow, interest, but you'll have to read the next book to see what happens.
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars No End in Sight
Good character development and fascinating plot potential. Will read next book which should be out soon. The End moves along quite nicely.
Published 17 months ago by Richard A Ailes
5.0 out of 5 stars Packs a punch
I enjoyed this mind-bending story, although it took me a while to disentangle the plot strands.

A man dies a few hundred yards from his house. Read more
Published 23 months ago by David Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars The end
Leave you hanging and urge for more. First one is free and next you have to buy. It's a series.
Published on March 27, 2013 by Kenny
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More About the Author

I was born in Liverpool in 1971, and began writing two and a half years ago.

I'd threatened to write for a long time, but never plucked up the courage to do so. Then, finally, I embraced it. I love to write, I really do. I've read about some authors who consider writing to be the most tedious part of being an author. Not me, I love that burst of creativity that comes after ten or so minutes.

In terms of authors I admire, they would be Conn Iggulden, Robert Harris, Wilbur Smith and Thomas Harris. I love the darkness of the Hannibal Lecter series, and the fact that regardless of what he does, Hannibal still remains likeable.

Currently, I have two books from The Auslander Series complete, The End and Occupation. There is a third to follow. I have also written, and will soon publish, a YA book. Thanks for reading!


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