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Constable's Apprehension Paperback – October, 2004

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Book 2 of 3 in the Constable Series

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As in her debut novel, Constable's Run (2002), Moore brings her years of experience as a Texas police officer to her second escapist romp to star Reserve Dep. Constable Raven, but her prose too often remains that of a rookie. First, the bizarre Yucatan Jay, who claims to be Raven's cousin and on assignment for the CIA, takes her hostage. Then a mysterious assailant starts targeting Jinx Porter, Raven's boss and ex-boyfriend. A pattern of failure by Porter's department leads to a hunt for a corrupt official who is apparently leaking law-enforcement secrets. For all the action and oddball characters, not enough of substance happens to justify the novel's length, which is dominated by numerous romantic encounters-practically every male, including the teenage son of a colleague, hits on Raven. ("She caught Sid ogling her breasts and folded her arms across her chest. Like beads of water on a hot skillet, fury sizzled behind her eyeballs.") A Mexican standoff with ATF agents that ends when a deputy brandishes a sex toy as a weapon is a typical scene in a book whose attempts at racy humor ("a profile of ponderous knockers threw his beating heart offtrack") won't be to every taste.
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Constable Jinx Porter is back on the job, filling out the unexpired term of his ex-girlfriend, Raven, who beat Jinx out of his job in the last Tarrant County, Texas, election. Before he can even get his "dogs-playing-poker" pictures rehung, however, Jinx is shot by Newton "Marble-Eye" Turner. Was Marble-Eye aiming at Jinx or his partner? And who put him up to it? Everyone thinks it was Raven; Jinx isn't so sure, but to keep an eye on her, he brings Raven back to work to help investigate corruption in the constable's office. Raven has problems of her own, in the form of a crazy CIA agent who may be her cousin. After a slow start, Moore's novel picks up speed, combining numerous wacky plot strands with office high jinks, raunchy dialogue, and a host of eccentric characters, including Jinx's unofficial mentor and hospital roommate, Fort Worth cop Sid Klevenhagen. This sequel to Constable's Run (2002) is just over the top enough to interest fans of Janet Evanovich. Sue O'Brien
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 419 pages
  • Publisher: Five Star (ME) (October 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410402142
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410402141
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,553,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Raven returns in the sequel to CONSTABLE'S RUN, and getting past the vigilant nurses at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital to see her ex-boyfriend, Tarrant County Constable Jinx Porter, is the least of her worries. When she returns home, dejected, she finds herself held hostage by Yucatan Jay, her schizophrenic cousin who claims to be in the CIA. While Jinx befriends Sid Klevenhagen, a former homicide lieutenant who thinks Raven's out to kill Jinx, they divine a plan to keep an eye on her by hiring her to find out who's leaking confidential information from the office and endangering the lives of the staff. There's Dixie, the new secretary from the temporary agency, Georgia, who refuses to come back to work until the assailant is caught, and tough but gentle Dell, who can't seem to get through to Raven that he's the man for her. This was a great amusement park ride and I enjoyed every page of every chapter. You'll never believe who's selling information to the crooks, and it looks like Moore, who writes with authority on all of her police procedurals, is setting up a future book where Raven and Cezanne Martin (THE LADY GODIVA MURDER) pair up as super-sleuths. I can't wait! While it's not imperative for the reader to read these books in order, you must eventually pick up a copy of CONSTABLE'S RUN and THE LADY GODIVA MURDER. Satisfy your lust for a great read! You'll thank me.
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Format: Hardcover
Raven's back! And Tarrant County Constable Jinx Porter thinks she's out to get him in the page-turning sequel to the critically-acclaimed CONSTABLE'S RUN. But Raven can't be responsible for the attempts on Jinx's life...not while she's being held hostage in her home by Yucatan Jay, a schizophrenic rogue who claims to be in the CIA. While Jinx's deputies track a slippery fiend who's trying to do in their boss, Fort Worth Police Lt. Sid Klevenhagen sets out to pin the caper on Raven (who's suffering from Stockholm syndrome), and you won't believe who's being paid for leaking confidential information to the crooks! Laurie Moore, attorney and 24-year law enforcement veteran, writes with authority in the latest in the Jinx Porter and Raven series. Climb on the roller-coaster and strap yourself in as you ride it through the heart-pounding, blood-pumping showdown where Jinx comes face-to-face with the person behind the bombings, attempts on his life and the lives of his staff. Moore, the author of THE LADY GODIVA MURDER, cleverly introduces Cezanne Martin into the equation, leaving me to wonder: will she pair up Cezanne and Raven in her next book about these Fort Worth lawdogs? I can hardly wait.
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Format: Hardcover
Jinx Porter has returned as the Tarrant County constable following the resignation of his former girlfriend Raven. However, his second coming is not quite as pleasant as his first sixteen year term was. Deputy Ivy did everything wrong as the team went to arrest Newton Marble Eye. Instead the felon escapes but not before he shoots Jinx.
Jinx resides in the hospital with his roommate being former homicide detective Sid Klevenhagen, who abruptly dies but his body vanishes. Sid sneaks back into his room to inform Jinx that he obviously did not die, but that Jinx was the target. As Jinx struggles to survive, everyone wonders if Raven is the culprit even while every single male that she knows proposes marriage to her except the one stud she loves.
The latest Jinx-Raven police procedural is a fun tale that provides immense entertainment to sub-genre fans. The story line is as exciting as the previous books in the series, but much more personal as Jinx is the target. Laurie Moore continues to furbish a solid series with a novel that hooks the audience from the moment Jinx explains to his outrageous bunk mate what went wrong.
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Constable's Apprehension is the most entertaining book I have read in a very long time. Laurie Moore's sense of humor is just plain funny. All through out this book, I would laugh out loud on a regular basis. Her characters are quirky and funny. The story flows very well and I couldn't wait to get to the next page to see what would happen next.
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