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  • File Size: 532 KB
  • Print Length: 293 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fred Limberg (November 5, 2011)
  • Publication Date: November 5, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00641GGPM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,124 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fred Limberg, author of Ferris' Bluff,The Storm Glass,and the international bestselling First Murder, lives and writes in Croixside, a community on the shores of the St. Croix river just north of Stillwater, Minnesota. He recently made the decision to publish his books independently and his first offerring was Ferris' Bluff, a thriller set in the Ouachita Mountain foothills in Arkansas, which has sold over 6,000 copies in 2012!

Fred's books have all appeared on numerous Amazon best-seller lists in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and reviews on Amazon and Goodreads have been overwhelmingly positive! Fred is committed to keeping his e-books affordable.

Current projects include sequels of all three published books and the introduction of a Young Adult/New Adult coming-of-age thriller called The Last Analog Summer in the near future.

When not writing and editing you can find Fred in his woodworking shop building furniture and what-not, in the vegetable garden, or on the water with a fishing rod in hand.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Elsie Carol on February 22, 2012
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This is a very unique story about a new romance with some very seasoned folks on the Mississippi River. As the yachts churn downstream through the locks and past the barges, the story gets more intense and interesting. A few murders, a big bank heist, just a tingle of magic, and shazam! A great read that leads up to the climax and leaves you breathless!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By I bite on January 5, 2012
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Fred Limberg is a truly gifted writer. When reading this book something remarkable happened, I became lost in the story. Instead of analyzing and critiquing, as is normal, for many pages I was sucked into the flow of the Big Muddy river along which the protagonists floated for much of the tale.
Characterisation was flawless. With a one-legged admiral who was ex-CIA, or not, a real estate developer who wasn't and a wife with a strange smile who might have known more than she let on ... or not, together with a whole cast of dubious, or not, players which populated the story with real lives and a real sense of evil-doing from the crooks. The main plot line centred on a bank heist which goes badly wrong and how the river cruisers become entangled with the robbers after one of the wives is shot during the heist. A tale of greed, perversion and revenge but one also of friendship and compassion.
I must admit to having some doubts at the beginning when a 'magic ring' allowed 'Jim Wilson' to disappear and tackle a gang of river pirates with nonchalent ease, but any similarity to 'The Lord of the Rings' was dispelled after it was revealed the ring was alien technology from American legend which was cleverly worked into the storyline.
A famous British author once said that the key to writing a good book was accurate research. "Some smart alec would be sure to find you out if you winged it". For the most part Limberg plays the game. I could almost smell the fumes from the twin Volvo engines of Wilson's boat, The Thief of Hearts', as it cruised the river, bringing back fond memories of my own cruising days on 'the salt'. True-to-life touches, like running out of fresh water for showering and running aground in unfamiliar waters. But here and there he did slip up.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mike P. on March 8, 2012
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There's a lot to like and a bit not to like in this mystery drama thriller set on the Mississippi river and surrounding towns. The premise is interesting: regular guy Jim Wilson has a special ring that allows him to turn invisible and levitate. He's been using this ring to steal money (apparently only from drug dealers, not good folks) and build up his retirement fund. He and his fiance are now looking to travel and enjoy life. The interesting thing about this story is that the power of the ring doesn't really play into the story until the last half of the book and it's really not the dominant theme. Ultimately, Jim finds himself involved in a nefarious plot by a local banker to steal money and tries to stop it. Along the way, he meets a semi-retired CIA official who has a ton of special tricks. The good,the bad and the ugly about the story, highlighting why I couldn't give it more stars:

1. The Good. It's an interesting plot and premise with good character development overall -- the dialogue is reasonable and you will be engaged in the story along the way. The fact that Jim has this power is delibarately understated and I liked that he didn't use it every second. The bank robbery plot is devious and well developed.

2. The Bad. Hans, the CIA official, can talk to the President by picking up a special phone, has contacts that can get any information or decode secret codes on the fly, keeps a ton of loaded weapons in his office and even has a dose of an LSD-like substance that comes in very handy at one point. Convenient all around. He even comes to know why the ring exists and figures out its special power...but doesn't want the government to jump in a take it. Iris, Jim's fiance, hates the ring and wants him to get rid of it.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By JayGreg on March 15, 2012
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What's right with this book: there were very, very few typos (unusual on Kindle books).

What's wrong with this book: plenty!

The plot of this story seems like it is geared for the Young Adult audience. A magic ring, that the main character found in an antique shop, gives the wearer power to become invisible and fly/float. The explanation to how this ring works is rediculous at best (hint: Area 51). There are plenty of plot holes involving the ring (one example: do the objects the ring wearer uses become invisible, too?).

More problems abound in this story. There are puzzling coincidences, unrealistic motives, and more plot holes (not centered around the ring - just one quick example: The main character has hired a PI to search for his sons with no results for years. The author would have us believe it takes someone with CIA connections to discover that one son is dead and one is in prison - Really! Why didn't the PI just do a search with the sons' SSNs).

I would not recommend this book to anyone. There are pleny of great books out there and sadly, this is not one of them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KillerWhale on February 12, 2013
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A thoroughly interesting read. The author does a great job combining an overall realistic scenario with a touch of over the top sci-fi. Character development is very well done: You really like the good guys even when they aren't completely good, and the bad guys are about as despicable as you get. I had a hard time putting this one down from start to finish.
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