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on June 19, 2012
I just finish reading Boom Town, by Trevor Scott and couldn't wait to write my review. What a ride! I had never read a Trevor Scott book before (I actually bought this one by accident), but am now a complete fan. I definately intend to read each and every one of Mr. Trevor's Tony Scott mysteries.

Tony is a PI woth following. A retired Navy munitions expert, he relies on his knowledge of explosives,and his logical mind, as well as his ever handy computer to solve his crimes--along with some courses in the Eastern arts of self defence. In fact, Tony's only "weapons" consist of a handy-dandy pocket flashlight and his best friend, Panzer, a failed police dog.

I couldn't recommend this book enough - especially for the mystery reader.

Maralee Wofford,
Writing as Maralee Lowder
Author of The Mortician's Wife & Sea JewelsThe Mortician's Wife
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on November 16, 2015
Enjoyed this book. Read 3 others of Scott's and this is well up there in my enjoyment of his other books. Enjoyed the way the story was set up and unfolded. The lead character plays a good role in his means of attaining ends and the story line is easy to follow and understand. Interesting characters. The various sites of action throughout the book allowed you to conjure your own image of the town, estates, countryside etc which I enjoyed.
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on January 12, 2013
Nice fast-moving mystery about murder and scheming in an Oregon resort town. Tony Caruso is called upon to investigate the suspicious murder/suicide of a developer's son/daughter-in-law, and soon finds he is in up to his neck with everybody he meets. Multiple suspects abound in this twisting tale of greed, lust, and murder. Those are the good points.
Now to the things I found to detract from this otherwise good mystery. Tony is a likeable guy, but a little too much of the macho superman for my tastes. He never loses a fight, even when outnumbered (which is always)...never meets a woman who doesn't instantly want to jump his bones...he instantly outsmarts every bad guy he comes across...and does all this great detective and investigative work dealing with thugs and dodging bullets, yet doesn't carry a gun. But I guess when you can kick the world's butt by knowing some martial arts, why would he need one? And nor does the reader have to be reminded of the size of his manhood periodically.
However, despite the cartoon-ish super-stud persona, I did enjoy this book and already have downloaded the second Caruso novel. But in my opinion, the story would have been just as good without much of the aforementioned pulp/fantasy characteristics.
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on June 28, 2015
More than a little unbelievable in the relationship between the various characters Tony Caruso runs into even for a small town in the Pacific northwest. Panzer was the best friend he had and the most believable, but even he was too good to be true.
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on June 13, 2014
Another winner by Trevor Scott!
Here is a great combination: Mystery and politics! Trevor Scott has his diligent sleuth, Tony Caruso, systematically peering under each moss-covered stone in his portrayal of the effects of 'dirty politics' shrouded under a cloak of mystery.
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on March 6, 2014
Trevor Scott writes a book that is hard to put down. The mystery is and his character Tony Caruso are well matched. The characters are interesting and as he introduces them you can picture each one and then as the plot evolves you try to determine their significance.
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on December 21, 2016
This was the first of the tony Caruso series I've read and was a bit skeptical as I'm not generally interested in detective stories bug I was pleasantly surprised. The moral of the story is I've figured out that any series from Trevor Scott will be well worth a read.
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on April 30, 2017
An amazing imagination, well written, well plotted, and well described.
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on December 4, 2012
Great book by a great author. Great story line and was happy to read this and many other Trevor Scott books. If you like these style books you will like this book, if not, don't read it and leave a bad review to someone who writes awesome books! Thanks again for the great read.
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