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A Case of Accidental Intersection Paperback – May 17, 2010
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"W.S. Gager has a winner with the second in the Mitch Malone series. Full of well-written twists and turns, and a double shot of suspense...A smart and entertaining jewel of a novel."
--Holli Castillo, Author of Gumbo Justice
From the Author
A Case of Accidental Intersection resulted from a news case in which two similar looking college coeds were in an accident and one survived and the other didn't. It was months before the families realized the mix up. I took that thought and inserted Mitch Malone into it. While the original story was an accident, Mitch find more sinister forces at work and must find out what the survivor is covering up.
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Mitch Malone has just run across a wreck that will be the basis of his biggest story of his career, so far. The "accident" took place just as the elderly Elsie Dobson was looking out her window. The little red sports car seemed to just pulled out in front of a cement truck. The passengers - Dominique Pewter, heiress to Herman Steel Designs and her long time best friend Ashley Albanese. Dominique had just purchased the car as a graduation gift to herself and as the papers would soon report, was killed on impact. The passenger, Ashley, was taken to the hospital with a broken arm and head injuries. Her chances of surviving are hopeful at best.
After seeing the wreck, talking to Elsie and then to a friend from the police department, Mitch isn't convinced that this was an accident. After another death occurs and is tied to a bar Mitch has been staking out, he's sure it wasn't an accident. And this turns out to be the same bar where Mitch has been observing his new editor Neil patronizing. Could there be a connection?
In reading A Case of the Accidental Intersection I knew the why and came up with 3 possibilities as to who wanted Dominique dead. I finally realized that I was wrong about 35 pages from the end. I really enjoyed reading A Case of Accidental Intersection. Its filled with memorable characters, good cops, a rear end cop, as well as a touch of humor.
A Case of Accidental Intersection
It turns out the driver of the car was Dominique Pewter, the heiress to a furniture factory here in town. Dominique was just about to take over the family company. Was this a tragically timed accident or is there really something sinister going on here?
I'll confess the book got off to a rough start. Mitch is a self-confessed loner who is facing a change in his life since his new boss wants him working days instead of nights. He seems more hostile than the change calls for. However, as the book progresses and we see Mitch interacting with other characters, it's obvious his hard exterior isn't as hard as he wants it to be, and I really grew to like him. There were several other characters I came to love by the time the book was over.
I was able to figure out the plot earlier on, but I think I was supposed to. I still found Mitch's efforts to find the solution interesting, and there were several smaller points that I didn't figure out until the end.
Finally, I found the timeline confusing in the first 40 or so pages, but once we got beyond that point, things really ironed themselves out and I was able to get completely lost in the story.
By the time I had finished this book, I was ready to read Mitch's other adventures. The cast of characters is fun and the story interesting.
NOTE: I was sent this book in exchange for my honest review.
After he's moved up from the night shift to working days by his new editor, he stumbles upon, what appears to be, a car accident, and he's on the case. This story moves quickly and I must admit once I got into it, I couldn't put it down and it kept my interest until the very end. It isn't hard to tell that W.S Gager had once been a reporter. The story is written from a reporter's point of view and in a reporter's hand. I like Mitch Malone, and I'm looking forward to reading the next Mitch Malone mystery.